How long until there are detrimental effects from bacterial meningitis with delayed antibiotics?
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How long until there are detrimental effects from bacterial meningitis with delayed antibiotics? Evidence-Based Answer: The risk of death and neurological sequelae from bacterial meningitis is increased if antibiotics are delayed more than 6 hours after arrival in the emergency department (ED) and more than 3 hours after admission. The risk of death appears to increase with each hour of delay (SOR: C, based on several case series).
Evidence-based practice 19, no. 7 (2016): 6-7