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Erythematous lesion of meningococcemia

A man's chest, revealing a red lesion on the skin in the right lateral pectoral region. The lesion was determined to be due to meningococcemia. (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