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Meningitis Questions and Answers (Q&A)

John Smith
Answered: Aug 02, 2021
Infuse ceftriaxone (Rocephin) 2000 mg IV to treat the infection.

Untreated bacterial meningitis has a mortality are approaching 100%, so rapid antibiotic treatment is essential. The other...Read More

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John Smith
Answered: Aug 02, 2021
1. the student enters the room without putting on a mask and gown. - meningococcal meningitis is spread through contact with respiratory secretions so use of a mask and gown is required to...Read More

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Adsie
Answered: Aug 02, 2021
Febrile children without meningitis can have up to 48% neutrophils and a low glucose in their CSF

No bacteria on gram film are seen in up to 40% of bacterial meningitis even without prior...Read More

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Adsie
Answered: Aug 02, 2021
Erratic breathing pattern
Petechial rash (but with normal platelets and coagulation)

Fear is of raised intracranial pressure, leading to coning. Abnormal respiratory pattern eg...Read More

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Adsie
Answered: Aug 02, 2021
Partial, multiple or prolonged (over 30 mins) seizures make the diagnosis of febrile convulsion less likely
Classic meningism may not be detected in infants with meningitis

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