A 36-year-old male asked:
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when we give meropenem in bacterial meningitis?

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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
Rarely: Cefotaxime and vancomycin remain drugs of choice in most cases of bacterial meningitis. Meropenem may be considered for vancomycin-resistant pneumococcal meningitis. Precaution has to be exercised since Meropenem is known to induce seizure in individuals with low seizure threshold.
Answered on Jun 28, 2014

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