Diagnosing meningitis in younger infants
Nick Evans Freelance journalist
Leading research contends that over-reliance on classic fever symptoms by healthcare professionals when diagnosing children less than three months old may lead to missed diagnoses
The classic symptom associated with bacterial meningitis is a fever. But experts are warning that an over-reliance on that could lead to babies not being diagnosed in time.
Nursing Children and Young People. 30, 3,12-13. doi: 10.7748/ncyp.30.3.12.s10