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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Keywords children, meningitis, meningococcal sepsis
Promotor D. Tibboel (Dick)
Publisher Erasmus University Rotterdam
Sponsor This study was financially supported by a grant from Hersenstichting Nederland (Dutch Brain Foundation)
ISBN 978-90-90-23308-6
Persistent URL
Buysse, C.M.P. (2008, September 17). Outcome of meningococcal septic shock in childhood. Erasmus University Rotterdam. Retrieved from