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Bacterial Meningitis: Characteristics & Treatments Quiz

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1. What is the initial diagnostic test typically used to confirm a diagnosis of bacterial meningitis?

2. Which antibiotic is commonly used as part of the initial empiric therapy for suspected bacterial meningitis in adults?

3. In patients with bacterial meningitis, which of the following is a common neurological complication?

4. What component of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) analysis is most indicative of bacterial meningitis?

5. For neonates suspected of having bacterial meningitis, which antibiotic is often administered first?

6. Which of the following is a recommended preventive measure against bacterial meningitis?

7. What sign is indicative of meningeal irritation in patients suspected of bacterial meningitis?

8. Which type of bacteria is the most common cause of bacterial meningitis in adults?

9. What is the main role of dexamethasone in the treatment of bacterial meningitis?

10. Following initial treatment, which method is crucial for monitoring the progression of bacterial meningitis?