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What are the treatments for meningitis?

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Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatrics - Emergency Medicine
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In brief: IV

IV antibiotics and acyclovir depending on your age.
Sometimes JV steroids are used prior to antibiotics is certain types of meningitis. Hope this helps.

In brief: IV

IV antibiotics and acyclovir depending on your age.
Sometimes JV steroids are used prior to antibiotics is certain types of meningitis. Hope this helps.
Dr. Katharine Cox
Dr. Katharine Cox
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Varies

The initial testing will sometimes point to a suspected cause and treatment would depend on that cause.
In the beginning, there is often a "everything" approach where they give IV meds to cover all the worst possible causes before it is known.The treatment is then refined after any confirmatory tests reveal the specific cause.

In brief: Varies

The initial testing will sometimes point to a suspected cause and treatment would depend on that cause.
In the beginning, there is often a "everything" approach where they give IV meds to cover all the worst possible causes before it is known.The treatment is then refined after any confirmatory tests reveal the specific cause.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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