nursing: Child with meningitis: Pediatrics
Case Study 2: MeningitisTrevon is an 18-month-old with a 3-day history of upper-respiratory-type symptoms that have progressively worsened over the last 8 hours. His immunizations are up to date. Mom states he spiked a fever to 103.2°F this morning and he has become increasingly fussy. He vomited after drinking a cup of juice this afternoon and has refused PO fluids since then. Pertinent physical exam findings include negative abdominal exam, marked irritability with inconsolable crying, and he cries louder with pupil examination and fights head and neck assessment. You are unable to elicit Kernig’s or Brudzinski’s signs due to patient noncompliance.
TO PREPARE: DUE TUESDAY 5/9/17
WRITE: an explanation of the differential diagnosis for the patient in the above case study.
Explain which is the most likely diagnosis for the patient and why. Include an explanation of unique characteristics of the disorder you identified as the primary diagnosis.
Then, explain a treatment and management plan for the patient, including appropriate dosages for any recommended treatments.
Finally, explain strategies for educating patients and families on the treatment and management of the musculoskeletal or neurologic disorder.