Published: 2016-12-29

A case report on meningococcal septicaemia in Kalabazaar, Thimphu, November 2016

Tsheten ., Sonam Wangchuk, Mimi Lhamu Mynak, Tenzin Lhaden


We report here a case study of meningococcal septicaemia caused by Neisseria meningitidis in Kalabazaar, Thimphu on November 2016. The one-year old patient had no history of contact with any infected individuals in the past two weeks before his onset, neither did he travel anywhere besides his one-storey traditional residence. The patient was hospitalized and given antibiotic treatment of ceftriaxone at an early course of the disease. The patient did not develop any complications during the time of hospitalization and had recovered well. Close contacts with the case were identified and given post-exposure prophylaxis with 500 mg ciprofloxacin. No new cases were encountered during the course of contact tracing. 


Meningococcal septicaemia, Close contacts, Active surveillance, Bhutan

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