Flashcards in Meningitis Deck (11)
Which bug will cause ACUTE meningitis - die within 24 hrs of presenting with fever?
Drugs for meningitis prophylaxis
Presenting symptoms for meningitis + SIRS
Lethargy - somnolent
Meningismus = stiff neck
Petechial rash + purpura = SIRS
Drugs for meningitis
Ceftriaxone + vanco
What do you expect to see for meningitis on LP
High opening pressure
High CSF protein
How does liver disease affect bacterial infection?
Delayed clearance of bacteremia
What bug are you think about for meningitis post URI?
What is an atypical cause of meningitis? Risk factors/presentation.
- Ate soft cheese/bad dairy
Treat L.monocytogenes meningitis
What is aseptic meningitis?
Not caused by pyogenic bacteria
Aka due to viruses, non-pyogenic bacter, fungi, parasites