Neisseria meningitidis Serogroup X ST-5799 (ST-22 complex) in Turkey: A unique pediatric case

Tanir G., ÖZSÜREKCİ Y., Lucidarme J., Durmus S. Y., Lekshmi A., Akisoglu O., ...More

HUMAN VACCINES & IMMUNOTHERAPEUTICS, vol.14, no.1, pp.209-212, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/21645515.2017.1377380
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.209-212
  • Keywords: menengitis, pediatrics, sequence analyses, phylogenetic network, Turkey, INVASIVE MENINGOCOCCAL DISEASE, CARRIAGE
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Although outbreaks of Neisseria meningitidis serogroup X occured in a couple of African countries, a limited number of serogroup X meningococcal cases were reported in America and Europe as well as Turkey. Additionally, serogroup X is still not represented in current conjugated meningococcal vaccines. Here, we describe the first pediatric case with meningitis caused by Neisseria meningitidis serogroup X ST-5799 (ST-22 complex) that formed a distinct lineage.