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Acute Bacterial Meningitis

by John E. Greenlee, MD

Acute bacterial meningitis is rapidly progressive bacterial infection of the meninges and subarachnoid space. Findings typically include headache, fever, and nuchal rigidity. Diagnosis is by CSF analysis. Treatment is with antibiotics and corticosteroids given as soon as possible.

For neonatal meningitis, Neonatal Bacterial Meningitis

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  • BACTOCILL IN PLASTIC CONTAINER
  • ZOVIRAX
  • MAXIPIME
  • FORTAZ, TAZICEF
  • RIFADIN, RIMACTANE
  • ROCEPHIN
  • GENOPTIC
  • FLAGYL
  • VANCOCIN
  • MERREM
  • NALLPEN IN PLASTIC CONTAINER
  • CLAFORAN
  • TOBI, TOBREX
  • AZACTAM
  • OZURDEX
  • OSMITROL, RESECTISOL
  • FLOXIN OTIC
  • IQUIX, LEVAQUIN, QUIXIN
  • CILOXAN, CIPRO

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