Meningococcal A: Introduction
Meningococcal A: Meningococcal meningitis is an infection that causes inflammation of the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord. Meningococcal meningitis A is caused by meningococcus A which is mostly common in hyperendemic areas in Africa known as the meningitis belt.
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causes, and treatments of Meningococcal A is available below.
Symptoms of Meningococcal A
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symptoms of Meningococcal A
Treatments for Meningococcal A
- Early diagnosis and treatment is extremely important to prevent serious illness or death
- Antibiotics -ceftriaxone
- Sometimes steroid medication is used, more often in children than adults
- People in close contact with someone with meningococcal meningitis should be given antibiotics to prevent infection. Such people include household members, roommates in dormitories, or those who come in contact with respiratory secretions of an infected person
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Home Diagnostic Testing
Home medical testing related to Meningococcal A:
- Child Behavior: Home Testing
- Child General Health: Home Testing
Wrongly Diagnosed with Meningococcal A?
Meningococcal A: Complications
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Causes of Meningococcal A
- Meningococcal meningitis A is caused by meningococcus A which is mostly common in hyperendemic areas in Africa known as the meningitis belt
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Meningococcal A: Undiagnosed Conditions
Commonly undiagnosed diseases in related medical categories:
Misdiagnosis and Meningococcal A
Mild worm infections undiagnosed in children: Human worm infestations, esp. threadworm, can be overlooked in some cases,
because it may cause only...read more »
Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who
had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness
because...read more »
Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely
to cause some level of diarrhea in patients.
The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria,
but can also...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, any teen or adult with a...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, occur due to various medical conditions,...read more »
Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the
more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed
(it can, of course, also fail to be...read more »
Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue
with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test blood pressure.
The "cuff" around the arm to...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, or even those causing a mild concussion diagnosis.
The...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 (MTBI), for which the
symptoms are...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 misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease...read more »
Post-concussive brain injury often misdiagnosed: A study found that soldiers who had
suffered a concussive injury in battle often were misdiagnosed on their return.
A variety of...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 symptoms of Vitamin B12 deficiency...read more »
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Meningococcal A: Research Doctors & Specialists
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- Neurology (Brain/CNS Specialists):
- Child Health Specialists (Pediatrics):
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Hospitals & Clinics: Meningococcal A
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Meningococcal A: Rare Types
Rare types of diseases and disorders in related medical categories:
Meningococcal A: Animations
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Prognosis for Meningococcal A
Prognosis for Meningococcal A:
The death rate ranges from 5% to 15%, with young children and adults over 50 having the highest risk of death.
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Meningococcal A: Broader Related Topics
Types of Meningococcal A
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