Which etiologies of meningitis may present with nonblanching petechiae and cutaneous hemorrhages?

Updated: Jul 16, 2019
  • Author: Rodrigo Hasbun, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Nonblanching petechiae and cutaneous hemorrhages may be present in meningitis caused by N meningitidis (50%), H influenzae, S pneumoniae, or S aureus. [20] Arthritis is seen with meningococcal infection and with M pneumoniae infection but is less common with other bacterial species.


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