MENINGITIS is not common but if it occurs it must be treated urgently. Meningitis can be difficult to diagnose in the early stages because the symptoms can be similar to a flu like illness.
If any of these symptoms develop, particularly the bluish purple rash, contact a doctor immediately.
It is vital that meningitis is treated quickly and immediate medical assessment is necessary.
If you cannot contact your doctor or the patient's condition suddenly worsens, take them to Wycombe General Hospital's accident and emergency department.
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