Case of the Month #5 - Pneumococcal Meningitis

Published 03/02/2022

Key Take Home Messages

  • Consider CNS infection in cases of collapse, especially if imaging normal
  • Perform a lumbar puncture early if CNS infection is suspected
  • Steroids have a role in meningo-encephalitis
  • Monitor for the complications of meningo-encephalitis
  • Consider PPE if intubating and bacterial meningitis is considered