Do Not Do Recommendation
Do not use skin biopsies when investigating for possible meningococcal disease.
Do Not Do Recommendation Details
- Do not use skin biopsies when investigating for possible meningococcal disease.
- skin biopsies
Source guidance details
- Bacterial meningitis and meningococcal septicaemia (CG102)
- Published date:
- June 2010
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- Do not perform a repeat lumbar puncture in neonates who are receiving the antibiotic treatment appropriate to the causative organism and are making a good clinical recovery and/or before stopping antibiotic therapy if they are clinically well.
- Do not use cranial computed tomography (CT) to decide whether it is safe to perform a lumbar puncture. CT is unreliable for identifying raised intracranial pressure.
- Do not treat people with meningococcal septicaemia with high-dose corticosteroids (defined as dexamethasone 0.6 mg/kg/day or an equivalent dose of other corticosteroids).
- Do not use activated protein C in children and young people with meningococcal septicaemia.
- Do not test children and young people for complement deficiency who have had either a single episode of meningococcal disease caused by serogroup B meningococcus, or unconfirmed meningococcal disease.
- Do not test children and young people for immunoglobulin deficiency if they have had meningococcal disease, unless they have a history suggestive of an immunodeficiency (that is, a history of serious, persistent, unusual, or recurrent infections).
- Do not use petechial or purpuric lesion aspirates (obtained with a needle and syringe) when investigating for possible meningococcal disease.
- Do not use throat swabs when investigating for possible meningococcal disease.
- Do not use recombinant bacterial permeability-increasing protein in children and young people with meningococcal septicaemia.