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Abdominal pain as an atypical presentation of meningococcaemia.
  1. A P Winrow
  1. Kingston Hospital, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey.

    Abstract

    An atypical presentation of meningococcaemia without purpura poses diagnostic problems. The importance of the identification of shock manifest as delayed capillary refill in two children with meningococcal septicaemia presenting with fever and abdominal pain is discussed. Abdominal pain is an unusual presentation of meningococcal disease.

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