Penicillin is necessary for suspected meningococal disease

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6981.737a (Published 18 March 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:737
  1. Vivien Hollyoak,
  2. Alice Gunn
  1. Consultant in communicable disease control Public health nurse (infection control) County Durham Health Commission, Durham DH1 5XZ

    EDITOR,—M J Colbridge and colleagues report an encouraging increase in the number of general practitioners in the north east and north west of England who carry benzylpenicillin in their emergency bags.1 An increase in the use of penicillin before admission in suspected cases of meningococcal disease, to reduce mortality, is the desired outcome of campaigns to …

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