Meningitis | Bacterial

Etiology

  • Strep pneumoniae, n meningiditis, listeria, staph

Risk Factors

  • Strep pneumoniae, n meningiditis: living in dormitories/college and not vaccinated
  • Listeria: the elderly and the very young
  • Staph: s/p instrumentation or surgery to the CNS, indwelling devices

Symptoms

  • Acute
  • Fever
  • Head ache
  • Neck pain
  • N
  • V
  • Delirium
  • Rash

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