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Letters NICE on bacterial meningitis

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BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 24 August 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c4466
  1. Elizabeth H Price, honorary consultant microbiologist1
  1. 1Department of Medical Microbiology, Barts and The London NHS Trust, Pathology Pharmacy Building, London E1 2ES
  1. elizabethshanson{at}

    Visintin and colleagues provide a useful summary of the guidance from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) on managing bacterial meningitis and meningococcal septicaemia in children and young people.1 Further information relating to organisms causing bacterial meningitis other than Neisseria meningitidis is available in the more detailed guidelines.

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