This concise pocketbook will provide readers with an overview and background of meningococcal disease, its treatment options and emerging therapies and methods of prevention. The book was originally commissioned due to recent developments in vaccinations to prevent meningococcal disease. This concise pocket book will review the disease progression and risk factors associated with the disease; its pathogenesis and diagnosis; methods of treatment and prevention, both current and emerging and the future directions of meningococcal disease management. The book is ideal for busy healthcare professionals, as it covers all aspects of the disease and its treatment in a condensed and manageable format, whilst including the most up-to-date treatment guidelines.
Introduction and epidemiology of meningococcal disease.- Carriage and transmission of meningitis.- Pathogenesis of meningitis.- Diagnosis of meningococcal disease.- Clinical aspects of meningitis.- Treatment of meningococcal disease.- Prevention of meningococcal disease.