Meningococcal Septiceamia involves the following pathophysiologies:
– Bacteria in the blood stream
– Bacteria multiples rapidly within the blood stream uncontrollably and releases toxins which damage the walls of the blood vessels, and therefore cause the purperic rash (indicating haemorrhage)
– Can rapidly lead to death.
-Purperic rash is a late sign
– Rash does not usually blanch (fade) under pressure.