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Brian J. Mckeen

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  • Do I have a case after 3 visits to the E.R.? Was diagnosed with meningitis.

    Back in June/July 2009 I had taken my son to the E.R. 3 times. The first time was for high fever. They told me it was a viral infection and would take its course within 7 to 10 days. About a week later I had to take him back because his fever got ...

    Brian’s Answer

    This may very well be a good case. The standard of care for an ER evaluation of fever depends in part upon the age of the child. Certainly when he exhibited behavioral changes they should have suspected meningitis and ordered a lumbar puncture.

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