Pneumococcal meningitis: Introduction
Pneumococcal meningitis: Pneumococcal meningitis is an inflammation or infection of the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae (also called pneumococcus).
More detailed information about the symptoms,
causes, and treatments of Pneumococcal meningitis is available below.
Symptoms of Pneumococcal meningitis
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symptoms of Pneumococcal meningitis
Treatments for Pneumococcal meningitis
- Antibiotic therapy should be started as soon as possible. Ceftriaxone is one of the most commonly used antibiotics. If antibiotic resistance is suspected, vancomycin or rifampin are used. Sometimes systemic corticosteroids may be used, especially in children
- Hospital admission
- Supportive therapy as required
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Home Diagnostic Testing
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Wrongly Diagnosed with Pneumococcal meningitis?
Pneumococcal meningitis: Deaths
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Pneumococcal meningitis: Complications
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Causes of Pneumococcal meningitis
- Streptococcus pneumoniae is the most common cause of meningitis in adults, and the second most common cause of meningitis in children older than age 6
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Disease Topics Related To Pneumococcal meningitis
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Pneumococcal meningitis: Undiagnosed Conditions
Commonly undiagnosed diseases in related medical categories:
Misdiagnosis and Pneumococcal 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...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 kill the "good" bacteria in the gut....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...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 condition goes by 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 ...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 or ...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 symptoms can occur in post-concussion syndrome and these were...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...read more »
Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency
is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as multiple...read more »
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Pneumococcal meningitis: Research Doctors & Specialists
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Pneumococcal meningitis: Rare Types
Rare types of diseases and disorders in related medical categories:
Evidence Based Medicine Research for Pneumococcal meningitis
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Pneumococcal meningitis: Animations
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Prognosis for Pneumococcal meningitis
Prognosis for Pneumococcal meningitis:
With early treatment, the outcome is better. However, 20% of people who contract this disease will die of it and 50% will have serious long-term complications.
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Research about Pneumococcal meningitis
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Clinical Trials for Pneumococcal meningitis
The US based website ClinicalTrials.gov lists information on both federally
and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.
Some of the clinical trials listed on ClinicalTrials.gov for Pneumococcal meningitis include:
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Prevention of Pneumococcal meningitis
Prevention information for Pneumococcal meningitis has been compiled from various data sources
and may be inaccurate or incomplete.
None of these methods guarantee prevention of Pneumococcal meningitis.
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Statistics for Pneumococcal meningitis
Pneumococcal meningitis: Broader Related Topics
Types of Pneumococcal meningitis
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Definitions of Pneumococcal meningitis:
Ophanet, a consortium of European partners,
currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000.
They list Pneumococcal meningitis as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet
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