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Dr. Jenny Sung
24 years experience Pediatrics
Spinal tap: Spinal tap (lumbar puncture) will determine if there's meningitis and what the organism causing the infection is.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kelly Kane
25 years experience Pediatrics
Infection...: In a newborn of the lining of the brain. It could be caused by bacteria or viruses.
Dr. Martin Fried
36 years experience General Practice
Within 30 days : Neonatal period is defined as the first 30 days of life. This is the period in which risk for acquiring meningitis is greater than any time thereafter ... Read More
Dr. Mel Goldberg
46 years experience Pediatrics
Infection: Infection and inflammation of the meninges which cover the brain and spinal cord.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Armendariz
26 years experience Pediatrics
Antibiotics: Treatment involves antibiotics also consider herpes as source of infection so Acyclovir may be added.
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Dr. William Singer
51 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Antibiotics: The treatment is antibiotics determined initially by the most likely cause and if necessary based on the result of cerebral spinal fluid culture
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
41 years experience Pediatrics
Newborn meningitis: Newborn meningitis symptoms can vary from pt to pt. And include feeding difficulty, irritability, vomiting, rashes, fullnessof hte soft spots on the ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
36 years experience Pediatrics
Strep: Strep is the most common meningitis bug during and after the neonatal period, in different strains depending on age
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
41 years experience Pediatrics
Spinal tap: If a neonate, premi or term, is ill they should get a spinal tap to determine if they indeed have meningitis. Much harder to diagnose anything just by ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
26 years experience Pediatrics
Antibiotics ICU: Your baby will require intensive antibiotic therapy in the ICU. The docs and nurses will take good care of your baby. Hang in there.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
25 years experience Pediatrics
E. Coli meningitis: E. Coli meningitis in the neonate most commonly occurs between 48 hours and one month after delivery, but usually within 3 months overall. Timing of ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Pray: Hopefully your baby is in a neonatal intensive care unit receiving around the clock care. Antibiotics through a vein or umbilical line, close monitori ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aimee Barton
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Sepsis : I suggest that your newborn be treated with antibiotics in a NICU. You should speak daily with your treatment team about your baby's progress. Good lu ... Read More

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