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Contributors: Art Papier MD, William Van Stoecker MD
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Synopsis

Chronic meningococcemia is a recurring, chronic infection of Neisseria meningitidis, which typically presents with an acute febrile illness. There are associated myalgias, arthralgias, anorexia, weight loss, and mild headache that tend to recur cyclically in association with fever. If left untreated, chronic meningococcemia can evolve into life-threatening acute meningococcemia, meningitis, or endocarditis. This disease is more common in individuals lacking a terminal component of complement.

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ICD10CM:
A39.3 – Chronic meningococcemia

SNOMEDCT:
240426001 – Chronic meningococcemia

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Last Updated: 04/04/2017
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Chronic meningococcemia : Headache, Rash, Recurring episodes or relapses, Weight loss, Anorexia, Arthralgia, Myalgia
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