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Meningitis is an acute inflammation of the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord, known collectively as the meninges. The inflammation may be caused by infection with viruses, bacteria, or other microorganisms, and less commonly by certain drugs. The most common symptoms of meningitis are headache and neck stiffness. A lumbar puncture diagnoses or excludes meningitis. Treatment includes Steroids, Antibiotics, Antiviral and Antifungal based on the etiology of the disease. Prevention is through Vaccination.

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Basic information: nhs choices. meningitis. mayo clinic. meningitis. medscape. meningitis. by rodrigo hasbun, md, mph. meningitis in adults. emedicinehealth. world health organization. meningococcal meningitis. meningitis. webmd patient. meningitis. merck manual. viral meningitis. by dr. greenlee. the royal society of new zealand. meningitis. meningitis.


Advanced information: centers for disease control and prevention. cdc. meningitis. msd manual. acute bacterial meningitis. asrq(agency for health care research and quality). bacterial meningitis and meningococcal septicaemia. management of bacterial meningitis and meningococcal septicaemia in children and young people younger than 16 years in primary and secondary care.




Research: meningitis (bacterial) and menigococcal septicaemia in children and young people

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cryptococcal meningitis among human immunodeficiency virus patients attending major hospitals in kisumu, western kenya clinical presentation and prognostic factors of streptococcus pneumoniae meningitis according to the focus of infection. christian østergaard et al. bmc infectious diseases20055:93. doi: 10.1186/1471-2334-5-93 . induced hypothermia in severe bacterial meningitis. jama. 2013;310(20):2174-2183. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.280506. the journal of american medical association (jama). paradoxical immune responses in non-hiv cryptococcal meningitis by anil a. panackal etal. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1004884. plos pathogens.


Related topics: how do i get my child vaccinated against meningitis b? itv news. meningitis vaccine project. . meningococcal meningitis. encyclopædia britannica . tuberculous meningitis. bmj(british medical journal).


Other articles: meningitis b: everything parents need to know. the telegraph. mother releases graphic image of daughter who died from meningitis to raise awareness of vaccine petition. the huffington post uk | by amy packham more than 300,000 sign meningitis b petition after viral photo of deceased girl. alexandria ingham. inquisitr what you need to know about meningitis b: the dangers, the symptoms and the vaccinations that are available for children by georgia morgan. wales news bacterial meningitis in the united states, 1998–2007. the new england journal of medicine (nejm)


Other helpful resources: research foundation. research awareness and support. meningitis now. national institute of health (nih). medlineplus. meningitis. national meningitis association. the meningitis foundation. meningitis research foundation of candada. health direct australia.


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