Meningococcal Photos

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A photomicrograph of Neisseria meningitidis recovered from the urethra of an asymptomatic male; Magnified 1125X.

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A photomicrograph of Neisseria meningitidis recovered from the urethra of an asymptomatic male; Magnified 1125X (N. meningitidis is responsible for causing “meningococcal” meningococcal. This bacterium is not normal flora, but a pathogenic organism that may be present in a large percentage of the population without causing disease).

This micrograph depicts the presence of aerobic Gram-negative Neisseria meningitidis diplococcal bacteria; Mag. 1150X.

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This micrograph depicts the presence of aerobic Gram-negative Neisseria meningitidis diplococcal bacteria; Mag. 1150X (Meningococcal disease is an infection caused by a bacterium called N. meningitidis or the meningococcus. The meningococcus lives in the throat of 5-10% of healthy people. Rarely, it can cause serious illness such as meningococcal or blood infection).

4 month old female with gangrene of hands and lower extremities due to meningococcemia.

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4 month old female with gangrene of hands and lower extremities due to meningococcemia.

4 month old female with gangrene of hands due to 4 month old female with gangrene of hands due to meningococcemia

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4 month old female with gangrene of hands due to meningococcemia.

Page last reviewed: March 28, 2017