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Managing haemorrhagic skin lesions

VOL: 97, ISSUE: 03, PAGE NO: 9Tracy Vernon, BA, RGN, is clinical nurse specialist (tissue viability), Doncaster Royal InfirmaryMeningitis has a 10% mortality rate, and 30% of survivors will sustain permanent defects, such as hearing loss, epilepsy, motor disturbances or hydrocephalus (Levin and Heyderman, 1991). Meningococcal septicaemia can also result in the development of haemorrhagic skin lesions (HSL).

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