Yearly approximately 5000 children (0-18 years) are admitted to specialized pediatric intensive care units (PICU) in the Netherlands. Among these children, although relatively low in number, patients with meningococcal sepsis or septic shock form a well identified and special group with high mortality and morbidity.

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This study was financially supported by a grant from Hersenstichting Nederland (Dutch Brain Foundation)
D. Tibboel (Dick)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

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