Management of invasive meningococcal disease in children and young people: summary of SIGN guidelines

Theilen, U.; Wilson, L.; Wilson, G.; Beattie, J.O.; Qureshi, S.; Simpson, D.
June 2008
BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);6/14/2008, Vol. 336 Issue 7657, p1367
Academic Journal
The article presents an overview of guidelines for the management of invasive meningococcal disease in children and young people which were established by the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network, and which are based on reviews of available evidence. A discussion of the signs and symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of invasive meningococcal disease is presented. Cases in which patients with the disease should be placed in hospitals or moved to intensive care units in hospitals are examined.


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