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Wednesday 19th June 2019

Three GPs failed to spot meningitis

27th May 2011

An inquest has heard how a five-year-old girl was sent home by three doctors in two days before dying of meningitis.

Experts told the hearing in Chester that her symptoms suggested meningitis but the GPs all thought her illness was not serious. Doctors dismissed her symptoms, prescribing Ellie-Jo Ellesmere Dioralyte tablets to treat dehydration, before she suffered a fit at her home in Great Sutton, near Ellesmere Port, Cheshire. Ellie-Jo died on March 19. Coroner for Cheshire Nicholas Rheinberg recorded a narrative verdict, giving pneumococcal meningoencephalitis as the cause of death.


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