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does ceftriaxone help with bacterial meningitis

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
29 years experience Pain Management
No: Just like there is not a mild form of the black plague. A little poison is still poison.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sathish Adigopula
20 years experience Pediatrics
Infection: Dont know what you are looking for- giving a general answer. Usually infection from other parts of body may spread to the meninges (the layers surroun ... Read More
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Dr. Christopher Marquart
40 years experience Neurosurgery
Infection: Bacterial meningitis is an infection of the covering of the brain and spine. The infection can be acquired by exposure to an infected individual with ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Contagion: Some are from contact with an infected patient such as meningococcal, but some develop secondary to an infection elsewhere in the body, such as lung ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Germ + invasion: Your typical meningitis germ can be acquired from contact with an asymptomatic carrier or actual meningitis patient in secretions they leave behind. T ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
24 years experience Pediatric Critical Care
Meningitis: Bacterial meningitis is typically acquired from respiratory droplets or oral secretions from another human infected with the bacteria.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tammi Schlichtemeier
31 years experience Pediatrics
Spinal fluid culture: To diagnose bacterial meningitis, typically, a spinal tap is done to remove a small amount of cerebrospinal fluid that surrounds the spinal cord and b ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Not easily: The organisms causing this usually live in the back of the nose and throat as normal bacterial populations. They get into the blood stream and enter ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
25 years experience Pediatrics
Meningococcal rates: Approximately 800-1,500 cases of meningococcal disease occur annually in the United States. Rates are decreasing due to improvement in vaccination pr ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Meningitis: Symptoms include fever, headache, stiff neck, nausea and vomiting, alterations in sensorium, neurological deficits, and so on.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
41 years experience Pediatrics
Bacterial Meningitis: Bacterial meningitis can be a serious disease. They have an infection of the membranes surrounding the brain, they have fever, headache stiff neck , v ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Headache, stiff neck: Meningitis usually starts with headache and fever, that progresses to a stiff neck and spine. There may be associated sore throat or uri, but this doe ... Read More

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