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Case Report

Primary Meningococcal-C Conjunctivitis in a Vaccinated Child

Breton-Martinez JR* and Hernandez R
Department of Pediatrics, Hospital Universitario Dr. Peset. Av. Gaspar Aguilar, Valencia, Spain
Corresponding Author : Breton-Martinez JR
Department of Pediatrics
Hospital Universitario Dr. Peset.
Av. Gaspar Aguilar, Valencia, Spain
Tel: +34961622300
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: December 18, 2015 Accepted: January 09, 2016 Published: January 16, 2016
Citation: Breton-Martinez JR, Hernandez R (2016) Primary Meningococcal-C Conjunctivitis in a Vaccinated Child. J Infect Dis Ther 4:261. doi:10.4172/2332-0877.1000261
Copyright: © 2016 Breton-Martinez, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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Abstract

Meningococcal conjunctivitis is classified into primary (direct inoculation of the bacteria into the palpebral conjunctiva from an exogenous source) and secondary (as an unusual complication of systemic meningococcal disease). Primary meningococcal conjunctivitis (PMC) is an uncommon cause of bacterial conjunctivitis. It is important to establish an early diagnosis in view of the potential for invasive meningococcal disease. Vaccination with meningococcal serogroup C conjugate (MCC) vaccines reduces the carriage of serogroup C meningococci and protects against invasive infection. We report a case of a meningococcal C conjunctivitis in a vaccinated child.

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