Journal Article

Case report. A child with <i>Neisseria meningitidis</i> endocarditis and <i>Staphylococcus aureus</i> septicaemia

P Venugopalan, PC Alexander, G Aithala, RL Koul and AK Shenoy

in Journal of Tropical Pediatrics

Volume 45, issue 6, pages 360-361
Published in print December 1999 | ISSN: 0142-6338
Published online December 1999 | e-ISSN: 1465-3664 | DOI:
Case report. A child with Neisseria meningitidis endocarditis and Staphylococcus aureus septicaemia

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Neisseria meningitidis infection in children can present either as acute fulminant infection or as chronic infection. It can also present as endocarditis. The association of acute or subacute N.meningitidis infection with endocarditis is, however, not well documented. We report a 3-year-old Omani girl with meningococcaemia and endocarditis caused by N.meningitidis who subsequently developed Staphylococcus aureus superinfection of the skin lesions and septicaemia.

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Subjects: Paediatrics

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