Issue: 2019 > April > case report

Massive diarrhoea and sepsis due to an infection with Neisseria meningitidis serogroup W

B.M. Houweling, S.J. van Meurs, J. Versluis, S. Grewal, N.J. Verkaik, J.P.C. van den Akker
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Invasive meningococcal disease is associated with significant mortality. Classic presentation consists of high fever, headache and neck stiffness. Neisseria meningitidis serogroup W may present with atypical symptoms, which complicates recognition. Furthermore, it is associated with a high case fatality rate.