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Neisseria meningitidis

"Neisseria meningitidis" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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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.


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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Neisseria meningitidis" by people in this website by year, and whether "Neisseria meningitidis" was a major or minor topic of these publications.
Bar chart showing 9 publications over 9 distinct years, with a maximum of 1 publications in 1982 and 1990 and 1993 and 1999 and 2000 and 2004 and 2005 and 2011 and 2015
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