Meningitis in Children

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Evaluation
A. History:

  • History of onset, pattern and degree of fever.

  • Risk factors including immunization status, current medications, allergies, underlying conditions such as cardiopulmonary, GI or Renal diseases, central venous catheter,

    other indwelling lines, conditions and therapy that compromise the immunity.

  • Ask about general activity, mental status; sleep patterns, feeding, responsiveness and seizures.

  • Ask about

    Respiratory symptoms (cough, coryza, sore throat, earache, and respiratory distress), GI disturbances (vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal distension, abdominal pain, and blood in stools).

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