Chronic meningitis: Introduction
Chronic meningitis: Chronic meningitis is an inflammation of the meninges with subacute onset and persisting cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) abnormalities lasting for at least one month.
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causes, and treatments of Chronic meningitis is available below.
Symptoms of Chronic meningitis
- The symptoms of chronic meningitis are similar to those of acute bacterial meningitis, except that they develop more slowly and gradually, usually over weeks rather than days. Also, fever is often less severe.
- Headache, confusion, a stiff neck, and backache are common.
- People may have difficulty walking.
- Weakness, pins-and-needles sensations, numbness, facial paralysis, and double vision are also common.
- Facial paralysis and double vision occur when meningitis affects the cranial nerves
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Treatments for Chronic meningitis
- The cause of meningitis is to be treated
- Chronic meningitis due to sarcoidosis is usually treated with corticosteroids (such as prednisone) for several weeks
- Chronic meningitis due to cancer is treated with chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or both
- Treatment of chronic meningitis due to an infection depends on the organism. Chronic meningitis due to a fungus is usually treated with antifungal drugs given intravenously or by mouth. Amphotericin B, flucytosine, and fluconazole are used most often
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Wrongly Diagnosed with Chronic meningitis?
Causes of Chronic meningitis
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causes of Chronic meningitis
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Chronic meningitis: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Misdiagnosis and Chronic meningitis
Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who
had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness
because he suffered from sudden inability to speak.
This was initially misdiagnosed as a "nervous...read more »
Sinusitis is overdiagnosed: There is a tendency to give a diagnosis of sinusitis,
when the condition is really a harmless complication of another infection,...read more »
Whooping cough often undiagnosed: Although most children in the Western world have been
immunized against whooping cough (also called "pertussis"), this protection wears
off after about 15 years.
Thus...read more »
Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for
a patient to show mental decline to dementia.
Whereas this can, of course,...read more »
Mild traumatic brain injury often remains undiagnosed: Although the symptoms
of severe brain injury are hard to miss,
it is less clear for milder injuries,...read more »
MTBI misdiagnosed as balance problem: When a person has symptoms
such as vertigo or dizziness, a diagnosis of brain injury may go overlooked.
This is particularly true of mild traumatic brain injury ...read more »
Brain pressure condition often misdiagnosed as dementia: A condition
that results from an excessive pressure of CSF within the brain is often misdiagnosed.
It may be...read more »
Post-concussive brain injury often misdiagnosed: A study found that soldiers who had
suffered a concussive injury in battle often were misdiagnosed...read more »
Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be
correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients.
These patients are not the typical migraine sufferers, but migraines...read more »
Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency
is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as multiple sclerosis (see symptoms of multiple sclerosis).
See ...read more »
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Chronic meningitis: Research Doctors & Specialists
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Chronic meningitis: Rare Types
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Chronic meningitis: Animations
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Prognosis for Chronic meningitis
Prognosis for Chronic meningitis:
However, most patients with idiopathic chronic meningitis have a relatively good outcome.
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Chronic meningitis: Broader Related Topics
Types of Chronic meningitis
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