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
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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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.