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How is 'meningococcal septicemia' different from 'meningitis'?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
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Meningitis is infammation of the tissue covering our brains.
There are a number of causes including infections, which also include a bacteria called meningococcus.Septicemia is when the infection is actively moving in the bloodstream allowing it to spread to many parts of the body. Both are very serious and life threatening.

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Meningitis is infammation of the tissue covering our brains.
There are a number of causes including infections, which also include a bacteria called meningococcus.Septicemia is when the infection is actively moving in the bloodstream allowing it to spread to many parts of the body. Both are very serious and life threatening.
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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine
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Septicemia means infection causing what used to be called "blood poisoning" or infection in the blood with widespread symptoms including low blood pressure.
Meningitis means inflammation of the lining of the brain and spinal chord (meninges), in this case caused by an infection.

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Septicemia means infection causing what used to be called "blood poisoning" or infection in the blood with widespread symptoms including low blood pressure.
Meningitis means inflammation of the lining of the brain and spinal chord (meninges), in this case caused by an infection.
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