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Infectious meningitis

Infectious meningitis: Introduction

Infectious meningitis: Infectious meningitis is meningitis caused by bacterial, viral, or protozoan infection. Most of the agents known to cause meningitis are infectious, but very few people exposed to them will get meningitis. Those at greatest danger include people with AIDS, infants, transplant patients, and others whose immune systems may be compromised. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Infectious meningitis is available below.

Symptoms of Infectious meningitis

Treatments for Infectious meningitis

  • Infectious meningitis due to bacterial etiology is treated with antibiotics. HSV, varicella and CMV have a specific antiviral therapy; most other viruses do not. For HSV the treatment of choice is acyclovir
  • Emergency Hospitalisation
  • Intravenous antibiotics - for bacterial meningitis
  • Antiviral drugs - for viral meningitis
  • Antifungal drugs - for fungal meningitis
  • more treatments...»

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Infectious meningitis: Complications

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Causes of Infectious meningitis

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Infectious meningitis: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Infectious meningitis

Mild worm infections undiagnosed in children: Human worm infestations, esp. threadworm, can be overlooked in some cases, because it may cause only mild or even absent symptoms. Although the more »

Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness because he 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, more »

Whooping cough often undiagnosed: Although most children in the Western world have been immunized against whooping cough (also called " 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, 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 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 measure 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 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 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 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 symptoms can occur in post-concussion syndrome 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, more »

Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as multiple sclerosis more »

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Hospitals & Clinics: Infectious meningitis

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Infectious meningitis: Rare Types

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Infectious meningitis: Animations

Prognosis for Infectious meningitis

Prognosis for Infectious meningitis: The prognosis for viral meningitis is usually excellent, with most cases resolving in 7-10 days.

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