Abstract 255 Table 1

Subject findings

Patient APatient BPatient C
Age 9 years 5 yeras 8 years
Fever (temperature≥100.4 °F) + + +
Headache + + +
Emesis + + +
Meningismus + + +
Back tenderness no no +
Difficulty ambulating + no +
Subconjunctival haemorrhage no + no
Skin findings diffuse petechiae diffuse petechiae with periorbital concentration diffuse petechiae with erythema
Pretreated CSF studies no no +
CSF Culture Negative N. meningitidis resistant to benzylpenicillin Negative
CSF PCR N. meningitidis Negative Negative
Blood Culture Negative N. meningitidis resistant to benzylpenicillin Negative
  • ‘+’ indicates positive finding