Table 1

Symptoms of meningococcal infection

FeverCold hands and feet
VomitingDiarrhoea
IrritabilityConfusion
Lethargy/drowsinessDifficult to wake
PhotophobiaSevere headache
Muscle painsStiff/painful neck
Convulsions/seizuresPale blotchy skin
RashThirst
CoryzaSore throat
CoughHypotension (occurs late in septic shock)