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Meningococcal septicaemia: do not be reassured by normal investigations
  1. P R E Jarvis1,
  2. K N Wilkinson2
  1. 1Accident and Emergency Department, Bradford Royal Infirmary, Bradford, UK
  2. 2Department of Paediatrics, Airedale General Hospital, Keighly, West Yorkshire, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr P R E Jarvis
 Accident and Emergency Department, Bradford Royal Infirmary, Bradford, West Yorkshire, UK;


This paper reports a case of meningococcal septicaemia. This case shows that normal investigations may provide the unwary clinician with an unfounded reassurance when dealing with children with this serious infection.

  • meningococcus
  • septicaemia
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