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What do doctors do once they diagnose bacterial meningitis?
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In brief: Antibiotics
Bacterial meningitis would always be treated with antibiotics.
The initial antibiotics would be chosen to cover multiple different types of bacteria. However, if cultures from the spinal fluid grow a specific type of bacteria the treatment would be adjusted to target that organism. Depending on the severity of meningitis some patients may need rehabilitation.

In brief: Antibiotics
Bacterial meningitis would always be treated with antibiotics.
The initial antibiotics would be chosen to cover multiple different types of bacteria. However, if cultures from the spinal fluid grow a specific type of bacteria the treatment would be adjusted to target that organism. Depending on the severity of meningitis some patients may need rehabilitation.
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