The child with a non-blanching rash: how likely is meningococcal disease?

L Wells, J Smith, V Weston, Jacqueline Collier, N Rutter

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To examine a number of simple clinical features and investigations in children with a non-blanching rash to see which predict meningococcal infection.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)218-222
Number of pages5
JournalArchives of Disease in Childhood
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2001


  • Adolescent
  • C-Reactive Protein
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Confidence Intervals
  • Exanthema
  • Fever
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • International Normalized Ratio
  • Leukocyte Count
  • Meningococcal Infections
  • Neutrophils
  • Odds Ratio
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Prospective Studies
  • Purpura
  • Sensitivity and Specificity
  • Vena Cava, Superior

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