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LP17134-5Neisseria meningitidis serogroup YActive


LP17134-5   Neisseria meningitidis serogroup Y
SynF is a capsule biosynthesis gene that uniquely identifies Neisseria meningitidis serogroup Y from the other meningococcal serogroups.[https://www.cdc.gov/meningitis/lab-manual/chpt10-pcr.html] There has been a large increase in the proportion of meningococcal disease caused by N. meningitidis serogroup Y since 1989. In the mid-1990s, the incidence increased substantially in the United States (US) and during the past 10 years, it has also increased in Canada, Columbia and Norway. A potential cause of this shift is the fact that the polysaccharide capsule based vaccine formulated for serogroups A, C, W-135 and Y is ineffective against children under 2 years of age and has only been useful for outbreaks of the disease. Recent vaccines for serogroups A and C have proven to be more effective in that age group which has led to serogroup Y being the most likely cause of pneumonia from Neisseria meningitidis. Diagnosis can be confirmed with positive blood, CSF or pleural fluid cultures. [PMID:26057210] Source: Regenstrief LOINC

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Neisseria meningitidis serogroup Y
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zh-CNChinese (China)
脑膜炎奈瑟菌 Y 血清群
Synonyms: 脑膜炎奈瑟菌 Y 群;脑膜炎奈瑟菌 Y 型
nl-NLDutch (Netherlands)
Neisseria meningitidis Y
et-EEEstonian (Estonia)
Neisseria meningitidis Y
fr-BEFrench (Belgium)
Neisseria meningitidis Y
fr-CAFrench (Canada)
Neisseria meningitidis sérogroup Y, Ag
it-ITItalian (Italy)
Neisseria meningitidis Y
ru-RURussian (Russian Federation)
Neisseria meningitidis Y
es-ESSpanish (Spain)
Neisseria meningitidis Y
Synonyms: Neisseria meningitidis serogrupo Y
tr-TRTurkish (Turkey)
Neisseria meningitidis Y