PMID: 7068231Jan 1, 1982

Rare complications in a case of generalized meningococcal disease: immunologic reaction versus bacterial metastasis

U Stephani, H Bleckmann


A 14-year-old girl was suffering from meningococcal sepsis with initial endophthalmitis. During a secondary and prolonged fever attack including aseptic meningitis, temporary complications such as pericarditis, arthralgic pains, headache and localized phlebitis were observed. There were three relapses of pericarditis within nine months. Their course was benign. The discussion deals with the pathogenesis of these complications as metastatic and immunologic reactions. The possibility of these complications should be considered during diagnostic investigation and therapeutic treatment.


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