Albie was diagnosed with tonsillitis
A hospital doctor who sent home an eight-month-old baby who died hours later from meningitis, has been allowed to continue practising.
Dr Roohi Singh, 25, wrongly diagnosed Albie Jago, of Camden, north London, with tonsillitis in December 2005.
A General Medical Council (GMC) Fitness to Practise panel ruled Dr Singh made a series of errors leading to the death.
But it added it could not be certain that Albie would have survived had those errors not been made.
Albie was taken to the accident and emergency unit at University College London Hospital in Bloomsbury, central London, by his parents on 5 December.
Dr Singh diagnosed him as suffering from tonsillitis and prescribed him Calpol, Nurofen and penicillin.
Within two hours his lips turned blue and he was taken to the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead, north London.
A specialist team spotted a rash developing and he was diagnosed with meningococcal septicaemia. He died a short time later.
The GMC panel ruled Dr Singh made a series of errors but added, "it cannot take into account whether or not AJ (Albie) would have survived had those errors not been made".
Giving evidence at the hearing in Manchester Dr Singh admitted he made a mistake in his treatment of the boy.
He said he did not recognise the significance of his abnormal heart rate and did not seek senior opinion, despite being employed as a senior house officer at the hospital for four months.
The panel was told an internal disciplinary hearing concluded "significant system failings exposed both patients and junior staff to the possibility of mistakes being made".
There were no protocols in place for discharging a baby under the age of 12 months at the time of the incident, although they had since been introduced.
The panel found Dr Singh's fitness to practice was not impaired and decided against issuing a formal warning, regarding his misdiagnosis as a "single, isolated incident of clinical error".
In conclusion the panel told Dr Singh: "While the panel has found that you were negligent in certain respects... your failures were not so serious as to reach the level required for impairment of fitness to practise."