Invasive meningococcal infection in Western Australia.

  title={Invasive meningococcal infection in Western Australia.},
  author={Christian Olesch and Geeta Kingdon John Knight},
  journal={Journal of paediatrics and child health},
  volume={35 1},
OBJECTIVES To review signs and symptoms in children diagnosed with meningococcal infection; to assess age, sex and race distribution of meningococcal infection; and to assess associations of the presenting features with morbidity and mortality. DESIGN Retrospective case notes review for a 5-year period. SUBJECTS 105 patients aged between 19 days and 13 years. MAIN DATA REVIEWED: Temperature, blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, type of rash, age, sex, race and outcome. RESULTS Of… CONTINUE READING


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