Preventable Loss

Adam Mulchrone, 21 year old student from Westport, Co. attended football training but returned home because he had a headache and started to have a fever.

A GP advised he be taken to Mayo University hospital emergency on the basis of possible meningitis. At the hospital, Adam was noted to be experiencing abdominal pain, vomiting and chills. His sister also noticed light red patches start to flare up on his neck. He was sent home but returned to the Mayo University Hospital due to his condition getting worse. At that time, he’s in a state of health that could not be reversed and Adam died within 12 hours. Diagnosis was multi-organ failure due to meningococcal septicaemia, a neisseria meningitis infection.

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