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Paper 1 - Bacterial Meningitis

Anand Swaminathan, MD FAAEM
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LLSA 2016 Summary 99 KB - PDF

Bacterial Meningitis Post-PCV7: Declining Incidence And Treatment 

Kowalsky RH, Jaffe DM. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2013;29(6):758-766


Key Points:

  • Streptococcal species MUCH less commonly produce meningitis post vaccine

  • Kids with suspected meningitis < 30 days use: Ampicillin and cefotaxime

  • Kids with suspected meningitis > 30 days use: Vancomycin plus a 3rd generation cephalosporin

  • Steroids an option if Streptococcal suspected

PMID: 23736074

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