Meningitis Treatment | Depending On The Actual Cause

Meningitis can be life-threatening, and treatment often starts in an emergency room to manage seizures and other critical symptoms. Treatment plans depend on the actual cause of meningitis:

• Bacterial meningitis

1Stabilization

In acute cases, the patient’s airways are checked as the first thing to do in order to assess any breathing or circulatory troubles. If any of those problems exist, they need to be managed by an emergency specialist before starting the antibiotic treatment. Intravenous fluids (applied directly into the veins) are preferred during the first 48 hours, and some patients may also need oxygen masks and anti-seizure medications.

Back
Meningitis treatment