Invasive meningococcal disease is associated with significant mortality. Classic presentation consists of high fever, headache and neck stiffness. Neisseria meningitidis serogroup W may present with atypical symptoms, which complicates recognition. Furthermore, it is associated with a high case fatality rate.

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Keywords Invasive meningococcal disease, Neisseria meningitidis serogroup W, diarrhoea, gastroenteritis.
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Journal The Netherlands Journal of Medicine
Houweling, B.M., van Meurs, S.J., Versluis, J, Grewal, S, Verkaik, N.J, & van den Akker, J.P. (2019). Massive diarrhoea and sepsis due to an infection with Neisseria meningitidis serogroup W. The Netherlands Journal of Medicine, 77(3), 116–118. Retrieved from