How has the emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria changed treatment approaches for meningitis?

Updated: Jul 16, 2019
  • Author: Rodrigo Hasbun, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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The emergence of resistant bacterial strains has prompted changes in antibiotic protocols in some countries, including the United States. Apart from dexamethasone, neuronal cell protectants still hold only future promise as adjunctive therapy. (See Treatment and Medication.)


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