Emergency management of meningococcal disease: eight years on

Pollard, Andrew J.; Nadel, Simon; Ninis, Nelly; Faust, Saul N.; Levin, Michael
April 2007
Archives of Disease in Childhood;Apr2007, Vol. 92 Issue 4, p283
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the changes integrated into the new edition of the algorithm for treating meningococcal disease (MD) in Great Britain. The algorithm specifies the use of crystalloid when albumin solution is not available. It recommends the point at which elective tracheal intubation should be administered. A cautious approach to lumbar puncture in children with MD is recommended.


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