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Meningococcal infections are caused by a group of bacteria called Neisseria meningitidis. The most common forms of meningococcal infections include meningitis (infection of the membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord) and meningococcemia (blood stream infections). Doctors in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Boston Children's Hospital care for children and adolescents with all types of infections, including meningococcal infections.
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