Endophthalmitis as a presentation of meningococcal septicaemia

Ir J Med Sci. 1993 Dec;162(12):495-6. doi: 10.1007/BF03022580.


Meningococcal infections can present in diverse clinical forms ranging from fulminant, occult, chronic meningococcaemia to meningitis. Rare presentations may include conjunctivitis, sinusitis, pneumonia, pericarditis, arthritis, and osteomyelitis. We present a very unusual case of meningococcaemia presented as an endophthalmitis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Endophthalmitis / microbiology*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Meningococcal Infections / diagnosis*
  • Neisseria meningitidis*
  • Sepsis / diagnosis*