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This National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) pathway, published in August 2014, focuses on the management of a child with a petechial rash. It is related to the 2010 NICE guideline for bacterial meningitis and meningococcal disease (CG102).1
Aims of the pathway
To ensure that meningococcal disease is considered as a differential diagnosis in children presenting with petechial rash, leading to prompt treatment
To differentiate between the management of petechial rash in a febrile versus afebrile child
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