Emergency Medical Service of South Moravia
Invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) is a serious infectious disease affecting especially young people. It is associated with a high mortality rate. In the initial phase of IMD symptoms are not specific and the most serious forms are quickly progressing. That is why early diagnostics and energetic treatment, starting in the prehospital care ideally, play a crucial role. Algorithm describes particular steps of rapid diagnostics and treatment including supportive therapy, which are essential for positive outcome of a patient. It presents the main principles of diagnostics and treatment of IMD.