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Neisseria meningitidis MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Neisseria meningitidis
Tree Number(s)
B03.440.400.425.550.550.641
B03.660.075.525.520.500
Unique ID
D009345
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D009345
Annotation
specific serogroups are also available; infection: probably MENINGITIS, MENINGOCOCCAL or, if not meningitis, MENINGOCOCCAL INFECTIONS
Scope Note
A species of gram-negative, aerobic BACTERIA. It is a commensal and pathogen only of humans, and can be carried asymptomatically in the NASOPHARYNX. When found in cerebrospinal fluid it is the causative agent of cerebrospinal meningitis (MENINGITIS, MENINGOCOCCAL). It is also found in venereal discharges and blood. There are at least 13 serogroups based on antigenic differences in the capsular polysaccharides; the ones causing most meningitis infections being A, B, C, Y, and W-135. Each serogroup can be further classified by serotype, serosubtype, and immunotype.
Entry Term(s)
Diplokokkus intracellularis meningitidis
Meningococcus
Micrococcus intracellularis
Micrococcus meningitidis
Micrococcus meningitidis cerebrospinalis
Neisseria weichselbaumii
Registry Number
txid487
NLM Classification #
QW 131
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2020/01/28
Neisseria meningitidis Preferred
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