Meningitis and Encephalitis:. Diagnosis and Treatment Update. Definitions. Meningitis – inflammation of the meninges Encephalitis – infection of the brain parenchyma Meningoencephalitis – inflammation of brain + meninges Aseptic meningitis – inflammation of meninges with sterile CSF.
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Diagnosis and Treatment Update
20 mg/kg/day Q 12
Not a solo agent
120 mg/kg/day Q 8 h
seizure incidence, not generally used in meningitis
Resistance reportedOther antibiotics inpneumococcal meningitis (resistant)
(kissing, eating/ drinking utensils, mouth-to-mouth, suctioning, intubating)
MMWR Dec 2002 51;1129-33