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Suspected sepsis: summary of NICE guidance

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i4030 (Published 11 August 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i4030
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Re: Suspected sepsis: summary of NICE guidance

The image which accompanies this article in the paper journal, page 241, has a caption "baby with a meningococcal septicaemia rash". The image shows a fine, mildly erythematous rash with a granular texture. To my eye the rash shown does not have the typical characteristics of a meningococcal rash. Are the authors sure the right picture has been included?

Competing interests: No competing interests

12 August 2016
Janet M Rennie
Neonatologist
UCLH London
London