Guidelines

16th February 2021
meningococcal septicaemia

Meningococcal Septicaemia: The Dangers Of Delayed Diagnosis

Meningococcal disease presents as either meningococcal septicaemia, meningococcal meningitis, or both. Any of these diseases carry fatal implications for the patient if left untreated. Meningococcal septicaemia […]
9th February 2021
upper gi bleed

Upper GI Bleeding In the ED

Upper GI bleeding accounts for 50-70,000 cases in the Emergency Department annually. (NICE, 2016) Mortality remains at 10%. Upper GI bleeding covers bleeding from the oral […]
27th January 2021
toxic shock syndrome

Toxic Shock Syndrome in the ED

Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) is a rare but life-threatening toxin-mediated condition caused by bacteria – either Staphylococcus aureus or Group A Streptococcus. These bacteria enter the […]
19th January 2021
necrotising fasciitis

Necrotising Fasciitis In The ED

Necrotising fasciitis is a rare but often fatal bacterial infection that occurs beneath the skin and around the muscles and organs. One particular type of necrotising […]
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