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|Title:||Meningococcal Pneumonia in a Young Healthy Male.|
|Authors:||Al Alawi, Abdullah M|
|Affiliation:||Division of Medicine, Royal Darwin Hospital, Darwin, NT, Australia.. Department of Medicine, Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Muscat, Oman..|
|Citation:||Case reports in infectious diseases 2018; 2018: 2179097|
|Abstract:||A 23-year-old male presented to the emergency department with one-day history of right-sided pleuritic chest pain, haemoptysis, and fever. In the emergency department, the blood pressure was 140/60 mmHg, heart rate 89/min, body temperature 40°C, respiratory rates 20 breaths/min, and oxygen saturation 98% in room air. Physical examination revealed rales and bronchial breathing in the right infrascapular region. Laboratory analysis showed raised white blood cell counts and elevated inflammation markers. Chest X-ray showed right lower lobe consolidation. Intravenous(IV) ceftriaxone and doxycycline were started for the management of community-acquired pneumonia as per the local guideline. Later, on admission, blood culture was positive for Neisseria meningitidis (N. meningitidis). Ceftriaxone was continued for 4 days, and the patient was discharged while being on oral amoxicillin (1 gm TDS) for another 3 days. He remained well during the outpatient follow-up.|
|Appears in Collections:||NT Health digital library|
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