Management of bacterial meningitis and meningococcal septicaemia in children and young people: summary of NICE guidance

  title={Management of bacterial meningitis and meningococcal septicaemia in children and young people: summary of NICE guidance},
  author={Cristina Visintin and Moira A. Mugglestone and Ella Fields and Paul Brian Jacklin and M Stephen Murphy and Andrew J. Pollard},
  journal={BMJ : British Medical Journal},
Bacterial meningitis and meningococcal septicaemia in children and young people are associated with considerable mortality and morbidity. Case fatality rates vary according to the causative organism and the age of the child or young person. In the United Kingdom they range from 2% to 11% and are especially high (about 10%) in neonates (children younger than 28 days). Survivors of bacterial meningitis and meningococcal septicaemia may experience serious long term morbidities (box 1). This… 

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