A 20-year-old male asked:
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pt of 14 yrs unconscious( 2 days )having temp of 104 f is on ceftriaxone for suspected case of meningitis but no improvement csf - inc. lymphcyts tx ?

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Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Hard to say: Meningitis can be caused by bacterial or viral infections. When a patient is not responding to antibiotics it means the infection may be viral or the bacteria is resistant. A culture of the spinal fluid should grow most typical bacteria out in 48 hours and they can then be tested for resistance. Good luck to this young adult! http://www.meningitis.org/disease-info/types-causes/viral-meningitis
Answered on May 20, 2016
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Dr. Yelena Kipervas
22 years experience Family Medicine
Serious case. Viral and fungal infection should be considered.
Sep 18, 2015

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