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Three-dimensional representation of Neisseria meningitidis

Three-dimensional, computer-generated image, of diplococcal, gram-negative, Neisseria meningitidis bacteria, based on scanning electron microscopic (SEM) imagery. (Image by Sarah Bailey Cutchin, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2016. Courtesy of the Public Health Image Library, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.)

Associated Disorders

  • asplenia
  • deficiency of a terminal complement component (C5-9)
  • deficiency of properdin