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Meningitis, Meningococcal MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Meningitis, Meningococcal
Tree Number(s)
C01.150.252.223.500.750
C01.150.252.400.625.549.449
C01.207.180.500.750
C10.228.228.180.500.750
C10.586.625.280.505
Unique ID
D008585
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D008585
Annotation
do not coord with NEISSERIA MENINGITIDIS unless organism is particularly discussed but coord with specific serogroup (IM) if given
Scope Note
A fulminant infection of the meninges and subarachnoid fluid by the bacterium NEISSERIA MENINGITIDIS, producing diffuse inflammation and peri-meningeal venous thromboses. Clinical manifestations include FEVER, nuchal rigidity, SEIZURES, severe HEADACHE, petechial rash, stupor, focal neurologic deficits, HYDROCEPHALUS, and COMA. The organism is usually transmitted via nasopharyngeal secretions and is a leading cause of meningitis in children and young adults. Organisms from Neisseria meningitidis serogroups A, B, C, Y, and W-135 have been reported to cause meningitis. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp689-701; Curr Opin Pediatr 1998 Feb;10(1):13-8)
Entry Term(s)
Meningitis, Meningococcal, Serogroup A
Meningitis, Meningococcal, Serogroup B
Meningitis, Meningococcal, Serogroup C
Meningitis, Meningococcal, Serogroup W-135
Meningitis, Meningococcal, Serogroup W135
Meningitis, Meningococcal, Serogroup Y
Meningitis, Meningococcic
Meningococcal Meningitis, Serogroup A
Meningococcal Meningitis, Serogroup B
Meningococcal Meningitis, Serogroup C
Meningococcal Meningitis, Serogroup W-135
Meningococcal Meningitis, Serogroup W135
Meningococcal Meningitis, Serogroup Y
Serogroup A Meningococcal Meningitis
Serogroup B Meningococcal Meningitis
Serogroup C Meningococcal Meningitis
Serogroup W-135, Meningococcal Meningitis
Serogroup W135, Meningococcal Meningitis
Serogroup Y, Meningococcal Meningitis
NLM Classification #
WC 245
Public MeSH Note
1978; see MENINGITIS, MENINGOCOCCIC 1963-1977
History Note
1978(1963)
Date Established
1978/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2021/06/30
Meningitis, Meningococcal Preferred
Meningitis, Meningococcal, Serogroup Y Narrower
Meningitis, Meningococcal, Serogroup C Narrower
Meningitis, Meningococcal, Serogroup W-135 Narrower
Meningitis, Meningococcal, Serogroup A Narrower
Meningitis, Meningococcal, Serogroup B Narrower
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