Antibiotics for Bacterial Meningitis
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Definition: Antibiotics are powerful medicines that fight bacterial infections. Used properly, antibiotics can save lives. They either kill bacteria or keep them from reproducing. Your body's natural defenses can usually take it from there. bacterial infections of the leptomeninges and subarachnoid space, frequently involving the cerebral cortex, cranial nerves, cerebral blood vessels, spinal cord and nerve roots; causative organism varies with age and clinical status (eg, postoperative, immunodeficient, posttraumatic states); clinical manifestations include the acute onset of fever, stiff neck, altered mentation, seizures, and focal neurologic deficits; death may occur within 24 hours of disease onset; pathologic features include a purulent exudate in the subarachnoid space, and diffuse inflammation of neural and vascular structures. (SOURCE: Medline Plus, UMLS)
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Health experts published 254 studies on Ceftriaxone and Bacterial Meningitis making Ceftriaxone the #3 most researched treatment. In research involving Bacterial Meningitis, experts have concluded that Ceftriaxone is effective in 14 studies and safe in 9 studies.
Health experts published 115 studies on Conjugate Vaccine and Bacterial Meningitis making Conjugate Vaccine the #4 most researched treatment. In research involving Bacterial Meningitis, experts have concluded that Conjugate Vaccine is effective in 2 studies and safe in 1 study.
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Health experts published 710 studies on Antibiotics for Central Nervous System Bacterial Infections patients suffering from Bacterial Meningitis.
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