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Failure to diagnose meningococcal septicemia results in infant death

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

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About: Failure to diagnose meningococcal septicemia results in infant death

Date: 18 August 2005

Source: Ireland online


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