Children with Meningococcal Disease JCG0315v2
The Trust guideline for: without rapid resuscitation and aggressive management children die of meningococcal sepsis. There is good evidence for optimum care. This document draws this evidence together for use in the NNUHFT.
In suspected meningitis without a rash meningococcus N. meningitides group B is the most likely cause with pneumococcus the next most likely. Peak incidence is in winter but occurs throughout the year
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