There's no simple solution to one of the most terrifying missed diagnoses

 

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There's no simple answer to managing a mercurial pathogen like meningococcus, writes Emily Dunn.

For the medical practitioner, it is one of the most terrifying missed diagnoses. For the patient, it is dreaded because, although rare, it can have the most devastating of consequences.

Just as Neisseria meningitidis infections seemed to be waning in Australia in the wake of the introduction of a funded childhood vaccination

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