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MENINGOCOCCAL

MENINGOCOCCAL

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Published by Bryan Otieno Amata
Presentation on meningococcal pathologies
Presentation on meningococcal pathologies

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Published by: Bryan Otieno Amata on Jun 25, 2012
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Nyarang’o Dennis
 Level III
 
A 22 yr. old man was complaining of a headache & saidthat light hurt his eyes. His Gp was called and observedthat the ptnt was pyrexia & disorientated & that he hada stiff neck.A provisional diagnosis of Meningococcal meningitiswas made.He gave the ptnt an injection of Benzylpeniccilin&arranged for his admission to hospital. On admissionit was noted that the patient had dvp a petechial rushthat did not blanch on pressure &that he washypotensive.
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Blood was taken for culture & a full blood count
As there was no evidence of papilloedema, a lumbarpuncture was performed.
Investigation

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