Meningitis in Children

by Cathy Parkes March 10, 2022

A child with meningitis is likely to have a fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, irritability, nuchal (neck) rigidity, photophobia, and positive Kernig's and Brudzinski's signs.

A child with meningitis is likely to have a fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, irritability, nuchal (neck) rigidity, photophobia, and + Kernig's and Brudzinski's signs.

Initiate droplet precautions for any child suspected or confirmed to have bacterial meningitis during the first 24 hours of antibiotic therapy.



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