Antibiotics to prevent infection of the brain coverings (meningitis) in patients with basilar skull fracture | Cochrane

Basilar skull fracture (7% to 15.8% of all skull fractures) places the central nervous system in contact with bacteria from the nose and throat and may be associated with cerebrospinal fluid leakage (occurring in 2% to 20.8% of patients). Blood or watery discharge from the nose or ears, bruising ...


Asra Alwandi
Medical Student - St. Georges University, London
Posted almost 5 years ago
Thanks for letting us know! Meningitis still forms a burden to healthcare, especially in newborns. It's great to see that someone is raising awareness of this issue more.