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 do June 2010 Unclassified
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 do June 2010 Unclassified
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 do June 2010 Unclassified
Do not use activated protein C in children and young people with meningococcal septicaemia. Do not do June 2010 Unclassified
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 do June 2010 Unclassified
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 do June 2010 Unclassified
Do not use skin biopsies when investigating for possible meningococcal disease. Do not do June 2010 Unclassified
Do not use petechial or purpuric lesion aspirates (obtained with a needle and syringe) when investigating for possible meningococcal disease. Do not do June 2010 Unclassified
Do not use throat swabs when investigating for possible meningococcal disease. Do not do June 2010 Unclassified
Do not use recombinant bacterial permeability-increasing protein in children and young people with meningococcal septicaemia. Do not do June 2010 Unclassified