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An infant failed to be diagnosed with meningitis and meningococcal septicemia, and subsequently died 2 days after presenting to hospital. He had a developing rash and fast heartbeat but the attending doctor fail to suspect meningococcemia, it was only until the morning of the next day that the child was given antibiotics.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Ireland online
About: Failure to diagnose meningococcal septicemia results in infant death
Date: 18 August 2005
Source: Ireland online
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