A case of sepsis and meningitis caused by probable travel-related Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B infection the first report of N. meningitidis ST-4893 in Japan

Asami Nakayama, Hideyuki Takahashi, Kiyofumi Ohkusu, Katsuo Yamanaka, Chiyo Shintani, Satoshi Hayakawa, Junichi Ishii, Haruo Watanabe

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Herein we present a case of Neisseria meningitidis-related sepsis and meningitis in a 60- year-old woman. The N. meningitidis strain was identified as serogroup B and sequence type (ST)-4893 by multilocus sequence typing (MLST). The patient in this case had visited France prior to development of symptoms. No meningococcal isolate belonging to ST-4893 has been identified in Japan previously, whereas an ST-4893 strain from France has been reported in the MLST database. These results strongly suggest that this case is likely to have been imported from France.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-62
Number of pages2
JournalJapanese Journal of Infectious Diseases
Volume64
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 08-02-2011

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Nakayama, Asami ; Takahashi, Hideyuki ; Ohkusu, Kiyofumi ; Yamanaka, Katsuo ; Shintani, Chiyo ; Hayakawa, Satoshi ; Ishii, Junichi ; Watanabe, Haruo. / A case of sepsis and meningitis caused by probable travel-related Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B infection the first report of N. meningitidis ST-4893 in Japan. In: Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2011 ; Vol. 64, No. 1. pp. 61-62.
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In: Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases, Vol. 64, No. 1, 08.02.2011, p. 61-62.

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