Meningitis

What is Meningitis?

Meningitis is an acute inflammation of membranes covering the brain and spinal cord, known collectively as the meninges.

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Hello,I have a friend whose little baby was poisened with bacteria 5 days after birth and got severe blood posoning and meningitis.she has a brain damage and doctors saying she will die.apparently brain membrane is dissolving if i am correct.is there anything that can be done at all?

doctor1 MD

Hi...by what you say I understand that your friend's kid is having a sever form of bacterial meningitis or ventriculitis.
I suggest you get back with more details so that I can guide you better.
Please upload all the labs and treatment so far done.
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I need a meningitis vaccination before I'm allowed to move into my dorm. However, when I went to receive it at the CVS minute clinic, I was told because I had received my second dose of the VARIVAX only three days ago and I was mounting a response, I would not be able to receive the meningitis vaccination safely until after twenty-eight days. The move in date is two weeks before I can safely receive the meningitis vaccination, and the school has informed me that they would not make any exceptions. Is it absolutely necessary that I wait twenty eight days before receiving the meningitis vaccination?

doctor1 MD

Yes dear, it is absolutely essential that the requisite time period between successive vaccination is followed.

You will have to bear with it.

regards,
Dr. Sourav Das Choudhury

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One of my uncle is having all the symptms of Meningitis from past one month... He is either in ICU or in hospital. But what type of Meningitis is not detected yet with all the tests done... Is there any test to detect it and treating the same?
Thanks for your help in advance.

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Dear XXXXXXX

The best method to diagnose meningitis is analysis of brain fluid (CSF) by demonstration of organism or its antigen. It will be helpful if you provide his clinical history and present status. Send me all the reports of CSF and other investigations done.

Based on the diagnosis or...

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My daughter had a head injury in 2004, Subsequently she had two bouts of meningitis in 2008/2012. HRCT/PNS/MRI show a csf filled meningocele herniating. No active leak of CSF. 6.5mm defect in the right cribriform plate (right fovea ethmoidalis& cribriform ethmoid/outpouching of meningocele from posterior table of frontal sinus just anterior to the ethmoidal artery. Which would be the best technique to close the defect and cover the Meningocele. Doctor would the endoscopic endo nasal route reach the meningocele?

doctor1 MD

Hi,

Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic.

CSF leak shoud be corrected to prevent the recurrence of meningitis.

The surgical intervention depends on the site and the extent of leak.

I advise you to discuss your concerns with Neuro Physician and Neuro Surgeon.

Vaccination with pneumococci,...

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I have just had a csf leak fixed where they went through the nose 7 days later I have a really sore neck is this normal

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Meningitis is suspicion. Not normal.

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for asking

I read your question and i understand your concern. CSF leak repair recently followed by sore neck and stiffness is not normal and may show early signs of recurrent meningitis. You should talk to your...

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Last night I was in the hospital with possible meningitis after waiting a few hours my head ache dulled down and my neck didn't hurt at all and I never had a fever so they sent me home but now my neck is sore but I have no headache and no fever should I go back to the er?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Your symptoms are unlikely to be due to meningitis

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thank you for posting your query.

Based on your symptoms, you are unlikely to have meningitis. The typical symptoms in a patient with meningitis would include fever, headache and vomiting, associated with neck...

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what is the difference between meningitis and encephalitis and how a person got infection with it,what is the treatment.Written all details on query.

doctor1 MD

Hello,

Meningitis is infection/inflammation of meninges. Meninges are membranous covering of brain and spinal cord.

Encephalitis is focal infection/inflammation of brain parenchyma itself.

Common cause of this infections is either viral, bacterial, tuberculosis , rarely fungal or even...

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my daughter is of 1 month she is been hospitalized for meningitis any multipale blood clots in her brain doctor are saying that she cant devolope like normal babys .plz advised what should i do and what will be the symptons .her weight is 1.870 kg it is increasing 20 or 40 grams a day

doctor1 MD

Hello!

Welcome on Healthcaremagic!

Unfortunately, there is not a specific therapy for such disorder. As far, as I understand her situation is critical. Supportive therapy (antibiotics, blood thinners, perfusions, anti-seizure drugs etc.) are the main treatment now.
Only after getting over this...

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Recent questions on  Meningitis

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Hi, I had a viral meningitis over a month ago and since I got out of bed (3 weeks ago) I am having problem with my right leg. my hip, knee and my shin really hurts and it seems like the leg is lazy. I can walk on it but I have to be careful and aware how I am stepping on my right leg. unfortunately I was misdiagnosed and was not treated for meningitis. was in bed for ten days and I was in very bad shape, fevers, stiff neck, sweating, horrible headache. the rest I don t remember, slept for 7 days night and day. any suggestion what to do or how to get rid of this pain. thanks Raddy I need somebody who can help me, not take money from me.

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My 12 yo son had a meningitis vaccination 2 days ago and tonight he has a perfectly round red circle which is several inches wide around the injection site. Should I take him back to the doctor? Could this possibly be cellulitis or is it a common reaction?

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Ive just had a colliod cyst removed from my brain but whilst I was in hospital I contracted the meningitis bacteria. On coming home after 4 wks I noticed spots on my forehead and progressively getting worse and appearing all over my face and neck and slighty over my chest??

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yes thank you. My husband a 43 y.o. male has been hospitalized a second time noe within the last 3 months. the first time they DX him with guillian barre syndrome. they treated with IVIG for 5 consecutive days and then he remained in hospital a total of 9 days until he could walk and then was discharged. this time, s/s started the same as before. N/T in bilateral feet that migrated quickly up to knees and then tohips and then to elbows and wrists. Then intense burning ache in the joints that followed the same progression. MRI show lesions in the brain, none in spinal cord or brain stem. Lumbar puncture showed only elevated proteins (67). they checked for lymes, encephalitis, meningitis.ets... The first time in Novenmber he last all pheripheral reflexes. This time they sre dull only at this point. I am concerned that they are missing something. My husband states the pain is 9/10, and the only meds that help are Neurontin and toradol. Narcotocs and muscle relaxers do not help at all. We questioned CIDP, MS, transverse myelitis, and they have no answers. They havedone another MRI of brain and brain stem/ neck area. We do not know the results yet, and they are questioning whether or not to do another lumbar puncture... I have requested west nile test and tey just ignore me...I have been an RN for 24 years as well.

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We are wondering if my husband may have had a small stroke. Taken to the er with confusion loss of balance extremely high BP and migraine type headache. His BP meds have been adjusted but now his behavior has shifted. Very aggressive argumentative...

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My 19 yr old son is a sailor in the Navy, he is currently on a ship with 5,500 sailors in underway training. He just told me that he's been getting migranes on and off for 12-16 hrs plus has a bald spot that has no hair follicles whatsoever and it...

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Had LP done in ER. CSF results read WBC 11 and Lymphs 96 Mono 3 Glucose 85 Protein 35. Are these results reading normal? Would like to understand my result readings for my CSF. Was admitted to the ER for extreme muscle spasms that left me have...

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