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Initial management of suspected meningococcal infection

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: (Published 05 November 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:1230
  1. C S Nanayakkara,
  2. R Cox
  1. Department of Paediatrics, Kettering General Hospital NHS Trust, Kettering, Northamptonshire NN16 8UZ

    EDITOR, - The overall mortality and morbidity in childhood bacterial meningitis have changed little over the past three decades despite the availability of an effective range of antibiotics. Since the introduction of Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine the incidence of serious haemophilus infections has fallen dramatically. The initial management of meningococcal infections has therefore become relatively more important and may even have …

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