Bacterial Meningitis

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Bacterial Meningitis

Bacterial meningitis is a bacterial infection of the membranes that surround the brain and the spinal cord. Symptoms of meningitis include high fever, headaches, and an inability to lower the chin to the chest because of stiffness in the neck. Symptoms present within 24 hours, and anybody with any symptoms should seek medical care immediately. Without immediate medical attention, seizures, mental impairment, paralysis, and death may occur. Those who have had close contact with an infected individual should seek treatment.

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Meningitis Foundation of America, Inc.

Our mission is to support sufferers of meningitis and their families through support groups, advocate for advanced research for the prevention and the long term effects of various meningitis strains as well as facilitating programs to educate the public

Last Updated: 8 Oct 2014

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Following organizations serve the condition "Bacterial Meningitis" for support, advocacy or research.

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Meningitis Foundation of America, Inc.

Our mission is to support sufferers of meningitis and their families through support groups, advocate for advanced research for the prevention and the long term effects of various meningitis strains as well as facilitating programs to educate the public

http://www.musa.org

Last Updated: 8 Oct 2014

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Bacterial Meningitis" returned 450 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Bacterial meningitis in children: epidemiological data and outcome].
 

Author(s): Lamia Sfaihi, Fatma Kamoun, Thouraya Kamoun, Hajer Aloulou, Sinda Mezghani, Adnen Hammemi, Mongia Hachicha

Journal: Tunis Med. 2014 Feb;92(2):141-6.

 

The bacterial meningitis in children remains a worrisome affection both by its frequency and by its gravity.

Last Updated: 18 Jun 2014

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Prevalence of hearing loss in children following bacterial meningitis in a tertiary referral hospital.
 

Author(s): Benson Wahome Karanja, Herbert Ouma Oburra, Peter Masinde, Dalton Wamalwa

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This study aimed to examine hearing function in a group of children aged between the ages of six months and twelve years admitted with bacterial meningitis so as to determine the prevalence and degree of sensorineural hearing loss in them. This prospective study was conducted in the ...

Last Updated: 14 Mar 2014

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[Acute bacterial meningitis by Streptococcus agalactiae in a non pregnant woman associated to a cerebrospinal fluid leak: a case report].
 

Author(s): Bernardita González, Tomás Labatut, Andrés Soto, Alberto Fica, Marcelo Castro

Journal: Rev Chilena Infectol. 2013 Dec;30(6):665-8.

 

Streptococcus agalactiae is a rare cause of acute bacterial meningitis. We report the case of a middle age non-pregnant female patient, with no comorbitidies, who was hospitalized with acute meningitis. The pathogen was identified both in blood and CSF. She recovered uneventfully ...

Last Updated: 13 Feb 2014

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The terms "Bacterial Meningitis" returned 39 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Bacterial meningitis - principles of antimicrobial treatment.
 

Author(s): Miroslaw Jawień, Aleksander M Garlicki

Journal: Przegl Epidemiol. 2013 ;67(3):421-7, 529-33.

 

Bacterial meningitis is associated with significant morbidity and mortality despite the availability of effective antimicrobial therapy. The management approach to patients with suspected or proven bacterial meningitis includes emergent cerebrospinal fluid analysis and initiation ...

Last Updated: 12 Dec 2013

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Evolution of bacterial meningitis diagnosis in São Paulo State-Brazil and future challenges.
 

Author(s): Maristela Marques Salgado, Maria Gisele Gonçalves, Lucila Okuyama Fukasawa, Fábio Takenori Higa, Juliana Thalita Paulino, Cláudio Tavares Sacchi

Journal: Arq Neuropsiquiatr. 2013 Sep;71(9B):672-6.

 

Bacterial meningitis (BM) is a severe disease and still represents a serious public health problem with high rates of morbidity and mortality. The most common cases of BM around the world, mainly in Brazil, have been caused by Neisseria meningitidis, Streptococcus pneumoniae, and ...

Last Updated: 21 Oct 2013

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[Duration of antibiotic therapy in bacterial meningitis].
 

Author(s): P Ricardo Pereira, Fernando Borges, Kamal Mansinho

Journal: Acta Med Port. ;26(1):43-50.

 

The duration of antibiotic therapy in bacterial meningitis is a controversial issue. Antibiotic regimens have changed over time along with the criteria used to determine the ideal antibiotic therapy duration. The authors aim to make an historical overview on this matter and simultaneously ...

Last Updated: 23 May 2013

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Last Updated: 8 Oct 2014

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Bacterial Meningitis in Adults: Analysis of the Determinants of Mortality and Neurosensory Sequelae
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Meningitis, Bacterial

 

Last Updated: 23 Aug 2013

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Surveillance of Hospitalised Pneumonia and Bacterial Meningitis in Tône District, Togo, 2010-2013
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Pneumonia, Bacterial; Pneumonia, Viral; Meningitis, Bacterial

 

Last Updated: 10 Dec 2012

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