Pediatr Infect Vaccine.  2018 Dec;25(3):165-169. 10.14776/piv.2018.25.e13.

Neonatal Sepsis and Meningitis Caused by Neisseria meningitidis Serogroup B: a Case Report

  • 1Department of Pediatrics, Kyung Hee University Hospital, Kyung Hee University School of Medicine, Seoul, the Republic of Korea.


Sepsis and meningitis caused by Neisseria meningitidis are rare in neonates, but neonatal sepsis and meningitis are associated with a high rate of mortality. Meningococcal disease is commonly reported in older children and adolescents and is known to be more prevalent in community settings. In this study, a 16-day-old neonate was diagnosed with serogroup B meningococcal sepsis and meningitis. The baby was treated with antibiotics at the early stages of the infection and was discharged in good condition without any complications. This case report can serve to raise awareness of the incidence and importance of meningococcal infection in neonates, especially serogroup B.


Meningococcal infections; Neisseria; meningitis
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