CG102 Bacterial meningitis and meningococcal septicaemia: full guideline

Corrections to the full version of Bacterial meningitis and meningococcal septicaemia (clinical guideline 102) published in June 2010

A number of corrections have been made to the full version of this guideline, as well as to the NICE version and the Quick Reference Guide.

The hydrocortisone dosage in the recommendation relating to steroid replacement therapy using low-dose corticosteroids in children and young people with shock that is unresponsive to vasoactive agents has been corrected (see Sections 1.2 and 6.8). The original recommendation stated:

In children and young people with shock that is unresponsive to vasoactive agents, steroid replacement therapy using low-dose corticosteroids (hydrocortisone 0.25 mg/m2 four times daily) should be used only when directed by a paediatric intensivist.

The corrected recommendation reads:

In children and young people with shock that is unresponsive to vasoactive agents, steroid replacement therapy using low-dose corticosteroids (hydrocortisone 25 mg/m2 four times daily) should be used only when directed by a paediatric intensivist.

The care pathway has also been revised to reflect the action required when meningococcal meningitis is confirmed in children older than 3 months (see Section 1.5).

Copies of the full guideline identified as ‘revised reprint September 2010’ on the cover and copyright page are correct.

This page was last updated: 14 September 2010

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