Hospital based management of suspected Meningococcal Sepsis/Meningitis

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/265273
Title:
Hospital based management of suspected Meningococcal Sepsis/Meningitis
Authors:
Department of Health (DoH); Butler, Karina
Publisher:
Department of Health (DoH)
Issue Date:
1-Jun-1999
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/265273
Item Type:
Guideline
Language:
en
Description:
Acute meningococcal disease is a life threatening infection. It may present as meningitis and or septicaemia. More rarely other forms of invasive meningococcal disease are encountered. Overall, the mortality for meningococcal infection is approximately 5 - 10%, but can reach as high as 20 - 40% in severe sepsis/meningitis. Meningococcal meningitis is the most common cause of bacterial meningitis presenting to hospitals in Ireland. The speed with which meningococcal infections are recognized and treated is critical to achieving a successful outcome and clinical suspicion alone mandates treatment.
Keywords:
MENINGITITIS; HOSPITAL

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDepartment of Health (DoH)en_GB
dc.contributor.authorButler, Karinaen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-14T14:03:24Z-
dc.date.available2013-01-14T14:03:24Z-
dc.date.issued1999-06-01-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/265273-
dc.descriptionAcute meningococcal disease is a life threatening infection. It may present as meningitis and or septicaemia. More rarely other forms of invasive meningococcal disease are encountered. Overall, the mortality for meningococcal infection is approximately 5 - 10%, but can reach as high as 20 - 40% in severe sepsis/meningitis. Meningococcal meningitis is the most common cause of bacterial meningitis presenting to hospitals in Ireland. The speed with which meningococcal infections are recognized and treated is critical to achieving a successful outcome and clinical suspicion alone mandates treatment.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherDepartment of Health (DoH)en_GB
dc.subjectMENINGITITISen_GB
dc.subjectHOSPITALen_GB
dc.titleHospital based management of suspected Meningococcal Sepsis/Meningitisen_GB
dc.typeGuidelineen
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