Meningococcal pericarditis caused by the MenW:cc11 strain in an older adult.

Last updated on 29-9-2022 by Wesley Mattheus

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INTRODUCTION: Invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) caused by is a disease with a high mortality and morbidity rate. Serogroup W meningococci (MenW) used to be associated with sporadic disease worldwide. In recent years, a surge in MenW incidence is being observed. REPORT: An older adult presenting with acute onset shortness of breath, chest pain and fever, was diagnosed with pericarditis with meningococcemia due to MenW:ST11 strain. MenW infections are reported to have a higher case fatality rate and atypical clinical presentations: MenW has been identified in patients presenting with pn…

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