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Just Now Treatment of mild cases of viral meningitis usually includes: Bed rest Plenty of fluids Over-the-counter pain medications to help reduce fever and relieve body aches Your doctor may prescribe corticosteroids to reduce swelling in the brain, and an anticonvulsant medication to control seizures.

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4 hours ago Viral meningitis typically goes away without treatment. However, some causes do need to be treated. Bacterial meningitis Bacterial meningitis is …

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1 hours ago Vaccines are available to help protect against some kinds of bacterial meningitis. Viral Meningitis Meningitis caused by viruses is serious but often is less severe than bacterial meningitis. People with normal immune systems who get viral meningitis usually get better on their own. There are vaccines to prevent some kinds of viral meningitis.

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3 hours ago Treatment for bacterial meningitis is antibiotics, with or without steroids. The choice of antibiotics is a three stage process: an initial empirical decision based on clinical suspicion, review following microscopy results, and review again when culture or PCR results are available (Fig 2 ). Fig 2.

Author: Michael J Griffiths, Fiona McGill, Fiona McGill, Tom Solomon, Tom Solomon
Publish Year: 2018

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6 hours ago With prompt treatment, even people with severe meningitis can have good recovery. Prevention Common bacteria or viruses that can cause meningitis can spread through coughing, sneezing, kissing, or sharing eating utensils, a toothbrush or a cigarette. These steps can help prevent meningitis: Wash your hands.

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4 hours ago Antibiotics help reduce the risk of dying. Depending on how serious the infection is, people with meningococcal disease may need other treatments, including: Breathing support Medications to treat low blood pressure Surgery to remove dead tissue Wound care for parts of the body with damaged skin Complications

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3 hours ago Treatment may include: Bacterial meningitis. I ntravenous (IV) antibiotics are used to treat bacterial meningitis. The earlier the treatment is started, the better the outcome. While steroids have been shown to be helpful in treating bacterial meningitis in infants and children, this treatment is used less often in adults.

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1 hours ago The recommendations in this guide are meant to serve as treatment guidelines for use at Michigan Medicine facilities. If you are an individual experiencing a medical emergency, call 911 immediately. These guidelines should not replace a provider’s professional medical advice based on clinical judgment, or be used in lieu of an

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6 hours ago The objective of these practice guidelines is to provide clinicians with recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment of bacterial meningitis. Patients with bacterial meningitis are usually treated by primary care and emergency medicine physicians at the time of initial presentation, often in consultation with infectious diseases specialists, neurologists, and …

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9 hours ago A range of antibiotics is used to treat meningitis, including penicillin, ampicillin, and ceftriaxone. During epidemics of meningococcal and pneumococcal meningitis, ceftriaxone is the drug of choice. Complications and sequelae One in five people surviving an episode of bacterial meningitis may have long lasting after-effects.

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Just Now Bacterial meningitis: It is treated with antibiotics. Intravenous administration of corticosteroids and antibiotics helps to bring down inflammation. After identifying the specific bacteria, physicians may change antibiotics. Besides antibiotics, the physician may also replenish fluids lost from sweating, vomiting, and diarrhea.

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9 hours ago Bacterial meningitis is a medical emergency, and immediate steps must be taken to establish the specific cause and initiate effective therapy. The mortality rate of untreated disease due to Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae approaches 100 percent [ 1 ], and even with optimal therapy, it is associated with significant morbidity

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1 hours ago Severe viral meningitis may also be treated in hospital. Treatments include: antibiotics given directly into a vein fluids given directly into a vein to prevent dehydration oxygen through a face mask if there are any breathing difficulties steroid medication to help reduce any swelling around the brain, in some cases

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8 hours ago Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Rifadin (rifampin), which are sometimes given to family members of people with bacterial meningitis to help protect them from catching the infections Other Meningitis

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Just Now The diagnostic requirements essential for satisfactory management are defined and the antibiotic therapy of meningitis is discussed in detail. Data obtained from both experimental and clinical meningitis are indicative that a minimum bactericidal titre of 1:10 should be achieved in the cerebrospinal fluid for optimal therapeutic results.

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3 hours ago Meningitis is an infection of the membranes (meninges) surrounding the brain and spinal cord. Meningitis can be caused by a bacterial, fungal or viral infection. Meningitis can be acute, with a quick onset of symptoms, it can be chronic, lasting a month or more, or it can be mild or aseptic.

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5 hours ago Among critically ill patients, meningitis and encephalitis are often indistinguishable. For example, patients are often obtunded and thus unable to participate in a detailed neurologic examination. The initial treatment approach should encompass the possibilities that the patient may have either meningitis or encephalitis.

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