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10-minute consultation Morbilliform rash

Abstract:

Address the parents’ concerns about meningitis—A nonblanching rash may be a crucial sign, but in the evolving stages of meningococcal disease the rash may be blanching and maculopapular. Other important features in recognising meningococcal disease are poor eye contact, irritability, lethargy and lack of interest, vomiting, stiffness in the neck (though this may not be seen in infants), pallor, tachycardia, and prolonged capillary refill. History of symptoms—Ask about the duration and height ...

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British Medical Journal (BMJ)
Publication date:
2004
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ora:822

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