Once your doctor analyzes your symptoms and clinical history, he or she will perform a physical examination and order a series of tests to confirm the diagnosis, such as blood cultures to identify bacteria, computed tomography, and MRI to observe the degree of inflammation, and a lumbar puncture to obtain an accurate diagnosis.
The treatments used will depend on the type of meningitis:
Bacterial: broad-spectrum antibiotics are prescribed if the specific bacteria causing the infection is not known, along with corticosteroids to fight inflammation.
Viral: There are no medications for this type of meningitis, but most of the time it clears up on its own in a few weeks. However, the doctor will recommend rest and keep you hydrated, in addition to prescribing painkillers and anti-inflammatories.
At the Neurological Center, a select group of highly professional and certified doctors in the various neurological specialties are ready to assist you with the quality and warmth that characterizes us.
Our mission is to provide you with comprehensive and multidisciplinary care programs for the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of nervous system diseases, always focusing our activities on your safety.
Nervous system specialties
- Spine surgery
- Pediatric neurosurgery
- Interventional neuro-radiology