Meningococcal disease in children: case studies and discussion


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Abstract

Siba Prosad Paul and colleagues discuss the recognition and treatment of the two most common forms of meningococcal disease in children and young peopleSummaryThis article is based on two case studies in which children with suspected meningococcal disease were brought to the author's emergency department. It examines the signs and symptoms of the disease, and discusses its management. Emergency practitioners should understand and recognise the signs and symptoms of serious meningococcal disease and refer children to paediatric services immediately.

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