Meningitis

Meningitis is inflammation of the thin tissue that surrounds the brain and spinal cord, called the meninges. There are several types of meningitis. The most common is viral meningitis. You get it when a virus enters the body through the nose or mouth and travels to the brain. Bacterial meningitis is rare, but can be deadly. It usually starts with bacteria that cause a cold-like infection. It can cause stroke, hearing loss, and brain damage. It can also harm other organs. Pneumococcal infections and meningococcal infections are the most common causes of bacterial meningitis.Anyone can get meningitis, but it is more common in people with weak immune systems. Meningitis can get serious very quickly. You should get medical care right away if you haveA sudden high fever A severe headache A stiff neck Nausea or vomitingEarly treatment can help prevent serious problems, including death. Tests to diagnose meningitis include blood tests, imaging tests, and a spinal tap to test cerebrospinal fluid. Antibiotics can treat bacterial meningitis. Antiviral medicines may help some types of viral meningitis. Other medicines can help treat symptoms.There are vaccines to prevent some of the bacterial infections that cause meningitis.NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Disease Alternative Name

arachnoiditis
aseptic meningitis
spinal meningitis
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2 month old male child named Nishnt delivered with full term normal vaginal delivery with birth weight 2.81 Kg with nic...See More

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Looks like sequelae of severe neonatal hypoglycaemia or Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy


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16 yr old girl presenting with 2 days history of headache, altered sensorium, decreased movement of left half of body, p...See More

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DDx Aspiration pneumonia or HAP due to the course of the symptoms which developed after 5 days which suggests this diagnosis,But due to prevalanse must not forget about covid and viral pneumonia too. Send cultures,CBC,GBP,CRP and HRCT chest...


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National Institute of Medical Science

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Professor and Senior Consultant Neurology

Medical College Thiruvananthapuram

MBBS,MD (Med) ,DM(Neurology),DNB(Neurology), FAAN(Fellow of American Academy of Neurology)

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Telangana State, Hyderabad.
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Zhengzhou University

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