Meningitis: Steroids or not?

The most important thing about treating meningitis is to give antibiotics as soon as possible.  The second most important thing is to institute appropriate supportive care.  Whether or not to give steroids as an adjunctive treatment is perhaps less clear to us… A recent Cochrane review goes a long way to pointing us in the right direction, but still leaves a few questions open.  Join us...

November 17th, 2011 by colinparker 

Meningitis Diagnosis and Management

The word strikes fear into the heart of parents. You dare not mention the ‘M’ word unless you back it up with action, or a whole heap of calming reassurance… The clinical features of meningitis are less straightforward in younger children, and CSF findings can be tricky to interpret. In this episode, our local Paediatric Infectious Diseases expert guides us through the topic with...

November 3rd, 2011 by colinparker