Unformatted text preview: ● Blood cultures and lumbar punctures for those with high fevers or those showing symptoms of meningismus or sepsis Management ● Hospitalization ● IV antibiotics ● Incision and drainage in some cases (reasons: clinical deterioration on antibiotics, presence of foreign body as cause of infection, presence of abscess) ● Broad spectrum antibiotic coverage of H. influenza, S. aureus, S. pyogenes and anaerobes is indicated Both ● Associated with young and age and unilateral ● Strong association with pre-existing sinus infections ● Other causes: penetrating or abrading skin trauma and preexisting vascular of pustular periocolar skin infections http://www.mdconsult.com/books/page.do?sid=1049287235&eid=4-u1.0-B978-0-323-05472-0. .00135-3--s0050&isbn=978-0-323-05472-0&type=bookPage§ionEid=4-u1.0-B978-0-323-05472-0. .00135-3--s0055&uniqId=217631113-17#4-u1.0-B978-0-323-05472-0. .00135-3--s0055...
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