Bacterial meningitis and meningococcal septicaemia in children and young people (QS19)
Fast, easy summary view of NICE guidance on 'bacterial meningitis and meningococcal septicaemia'
This NICE quality standard defines clinical best practice within this topic area. It provides specific, concise quality statements, measures and audience descriptors to provide the public, health and social care professionals, commissioners and service providers with definitions of high-quality care.
This quality standard covers the diagnosis and management of children and young people (younger than 16 years) with bacterial meningitis or meningococcal septicaemia.
- NICE clinical guideline: CG102 Bacterial meningitis and meningococcal septicaemia
- NICE clinical guideline: CG47 Feverish illness in children
- SIGN clinical guideline 102 (2008): Management of invasive meningococcal disease in children and young people
This guidance has been incorporated into the following NICE Pathways, along with other related guidance and products.
Visit the NICE Pathway: bacterial meningitis and meningococcal septicaemia
This page was last updated: 15 November 2013
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