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Table 1 Concepts of the FCM model for diagnosing meningitis disease

From: Supporting meningitis diagnosis amongst infants and children through the use of fuzzy cognitive mapping

Concept node Concept name Concept node Concept name
C1 Sex (Male/Female) C11 Seizures
C2 Cellulitis/infective focus C12 Stiff neck
C3 Immunocompromised child C13 Photophobia
C4 Splenectomy C14 Head trauma
C5 Bulging fontanel C15 CSF study abnormal
C6 Brudzinski’s sign C16 Kernig sign
C7 Fever C17 High economic/ hygienic status
C8 Vomiting C18 Hib/Pneumococcal vaccine
C9 Black race C19 Good nutritional status
C10 Irritability C20 Possibility of Meningitis