What Are The Differences Between Meningitis and Sepsis? (and what can happen if they are confused!)
Firstly, what is Meningococcal Disease?
Meningococcal bacteria can cause meningitis, septicaemia or both. Meningitis is an inflammation of the lining around the brain and the spinal cord whilst septicaemia is poisoning of the blood caused by the same germs. Both meningitis and septicaemia can kill in hours and correct diagnosis followed by immediate treatment is essential.