Thank you for your inquiry.
Unfortunately, I am afraid I can be of little help. I believe that any questions regarding the condition of the patient you described would be better handled by a gastroenterologist since the condition from which she is suffering usually does not fall within our purview.
In addition, unfortunately testing to meningococcal vaccine, although it can be done, would not be appropriate for the patient under discussion. Testing is only predictive of a future immediate hypersensitivity reaction (hives, shock, wheezing) - that is, an acute urticarial or anaphylactic event. It would not be of any help in determining whether meningococcal vaccine was responsible for the patient’s present condition.
Thank you again for your inquiry and we hope this response is helpful to you.
Phil Lieberman, M.D.