Bacterial meningitis secondary prevention
Bacterial meningitis Microchapters
There are no specific secondary prevention strategies for bacterial meningitis. However, secondary prevention stratgies which may help prevent complications, morbidity, mortality and secondary cases may include early diagnosis and treatment, identification of specific pathogen and pathogen directed therapy, admission and constant monitoring of patients prone to develop complications. Chemoprophylaxis with rifampicin for carriers and suspected cases may help to develop full blown disease.
- Early diagnosis and initiation of treatment
- Admission and constant monitoring in patients susceptible to develop complications
- Chemoprophylaxis for suspected cases or carriers of Hemophilus influenza and Neisseria meningitidis
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