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Fulminant Bacterial Meningitis 

Fulminant Bacterial Meningitis
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Fulminant Bacterial Meningitis
Author(s):

Eelco F. M Wijdicks

and Alejandro A Rabinstein

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199843626.003.0004
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date: 18 October 2019

Outcome in acute bacterial meningitis is dependent on early initiation of antibiotic treatment. This chapter discusses the pros and cons of corticosteroids, choice of antibiotics, how to rapidly assess the severity of the illness, and how to find the source of the infection.

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