Mary D. Nettleman, MD, MS, MACP
Mary D. Nettleman, MD, MS, MACP is the Chair of the Department of Medicine at Michigan State University. She is a graduate of Vanderbilt Medical School, and completed her residency in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Indiana University.
Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD
Dr. Charles "Pat" Davis, MD, PhD, is a board certified Emergency Medicine doctor who currently practices as a consultant and staff member for hospitals. He has a PhD in Microbiology (UT at Austin), and the MD (Univ. Texas Medical Branch, Galveston). He is a Clinical Professor (retired) in the Division of Emergency Medicine, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, and has been the Chief of Emergency Medicine at UT Medical Branch and at UTHSCSA with over 250 publications.
In this Article
- Meningococcemia facts
- What is meningococcemia?
- What causes meningococcemia?
- What are risk factors for meningococcemia?
- What are symptoms and signs of meningococcemia?
- How is meningococcemia diagnosed?
- What is the treatment for meningococcemia?
- What is the prognosis of meningococcemia?
- Can meningococcemia be prevented?
- Where can people find more information on meningococcemia?
- What research is being done on meningococcemia?
Where can people find more information on meningococcemia?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a source of information on N. meningitidis and the meningococcal vaccine: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/mening/default.htm.
What research is being done on meningococcemia?
There is research under way to produce a vaccine that is effective against serogroup B strains of N. meningitidis. This serogroup exists throughout the United States, so a vaccine would be a major advance in reducing the disease burden.
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United States. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Updated Recommendations for Use of Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccines --- Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), 2010." Morbid Mortal Weekly Rep 60 (2011): 72-76.
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