Clinical aspects of meningococcal disease
Pelton S., Sadarangani M., Glennie L., Levin M.
© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016. The spectrum of meningococcal infection ranges from asymptomatic carriage in the nasopharynx to fulminant septic shock, which can result in death within a few hours of symptom onset. Classical meningococcal septicemia is one of the most recognizable clinical syndromes, with fever and widespread purpura, often in the presence of shock.