Meningococcal disease (MD) remains an important cause of mortality in children in the UK. This handbook presents discussion and learning points from clinical case histories, a background to MD, and information on making a diagnosis, pathophysiology and principles of management.
Aims of the handbook
- Use clinical examples to teach about the signs of septicaemia and meningitis
- Clarify the important differences between meningococcal meningitis and septicaemia
- Outline the basic management of meningococcal septicaemia and meningitis in line with the protocol 'Early Management of Meningococcal Disease in Children'.
- Describe the clinical pathophysiology of meningococcal disease
It was published by the Meningitis Research Foundation in 2007.