Staphylococcal meningitis | definition of staphylococcal meningitis by Medical dictionary
staphylococcal meningitis Neurology A S aureus meningeal infection, secondary to a regionally invasive diagnostic or surgical procedure, or due to a hematogenous spread from an infection elsewhere in the body Risk factors Previous meningitis due to a CSF shunt, infective endocarditis, prior brain abscess. See Meningitis.
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Wu et al., "Coagulase-negative staphylococcal meningitis
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(17) All patients with staphylococcal meningitis
were treated with Vancomycin and had a favourable outcome.
Initial antimicrobial drug therapy was established empirically for probable staphylococcal meningitis
. The ongoing fever and persistent metabolic disturbances led to an escalation of therapy.