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Meningococcal Disease

 
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Meningococcal disease is a rare cause of meningitis, a bacterial infection and swelling of the brain and spinal cord which can result in permanent brain damage and death. It can also cause a serious blood infection, meningococcemia, which can result in loss of toes, fingers, limbs. Meningococcal infection is characterized by fever, headache, stiff neck, nausea and rash.

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Last reviewed on Feb 24, 2014
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