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Guideline

Management of invasive meningococcal disease in children and young people

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Last updated:1st May 2008

This guideline makes recommendations on best practice in the recognition and management of meningococcal disease in children and young people up to 16 years of age. It addresses pre-hospital care, referral, diagnostic testing, disease management, follow-up care and rehabilitation and considers public health issues.

The guideline will be of interest to healthcare professionals, parents and carers who are involved in the diagnosis and management of children and young people with suspected or confirmed meningococcal disease.

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