Self Mutilating Behaviour in Severe Meningococcal Infection; An Interesting AssociationCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Jitendra Singh,
Senior Resident, Department of Medicine, King George’s Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Neisseria meningitidis most commonly manifests as asymptomatic colonization in the nasopharynx of healthy adolescents and adults. It may rarely present as invasive disease which may be either bacterial meningitis or meningococcal septicaemia. Hereby we report a case presented with fever and rashes, irritability followed by self mutilating behaviour who was diagnosed as a case of invasive meningococcal infection. He responded well to treatment with intravenous ceftriaxone and self mutilating behaviour was subsided completely after treatment. Necrosed tissues of fingers were amputated. With best of our knowledge, no similar case of self-mutilation associated with meningococcal infection has been reported yet.
Bacterial meningitis, Ceftriaxone, Self mutilation
Anju Dinkar, Jitendra Singh, Virendra Atam, Krishna Kumar Sahani, Munna Lal Patel. SELF MUTILATING BEHAVIOUR IN SEVERE MENINGOCOCCAL INFECTION; AN INTERESTING ASSOCIATION. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2016 May [cited: 2018 Jul 19 ]; 10:OD03-OD04. Available from
Date of Submission: Nov 08, 2015
Date of Peer Review: Jan 28, 2016
Date of Acceptance: Jan 31, 2016
Date of Publishing: May 01, 2016
Financial OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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