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Meningitis in Children (cont.)


  • Antibiotics may be given early in treatment of meningitis to help fight the infection as quickly as possible. The type of antibiotic depends on the child's age and any known allergies. Antibiotics are not helpful for viral meningitis.
  • Steroids may be given to help minimize inflammation depending on which organism is suspected to be causing the infection.
  • More aggressive medications may be necessary depending on the severity of the child's illness.

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