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Austrian pathologist and bacteriologist Anton Wiechselbaum (1845-1920)

Wiechselbaum identified the meningococcus (designated as Diplococcus intracellularis meningitidis) in cerebrospinal fluid and established the connection between the organism and epidemic meningitis. (Courtesy of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.)

Associated Disorders

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