Table 1

Comparison of cases assessed with those not followed up

Follow up
Yes (n = 115)No (n = 24)
Number of males (%)62 (64)19 (79)
Median age at diagnosis in months (IQR)16 (7–50)82 (24–124)
Number in diagnostic group (%)
 Septicaemia only28 (24)9 (38)
 Mixed disease71 (62)15 (62)
 Meningitis only16 (14)0 (0)
Median GMSPS (IQR)5 (2–8)3 (2–5)
Number of fulminant cases (%)29 (25)2 (8.3)
  • IQR, interquartile range.