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Are there official recommendations for treating bacterial meningitis?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: They vary by age of patient and severity of illness, but they always include antibiotics, almost always a spinal tap, and sometimes steroids.
Answered on Jul 9, 2016

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