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Are there any other names for bacterial meningitis

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Allergy and Immunology 17 years experience
No: But it is deadly if not treated!
Dr. William Singer
Pediatric Neurology 51 years experience
Meningitis: In the past, before doctors understood the infectious nature of meningitis it was often called brain fever.

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 29 years experience
No: Just like there is not a mild form of the black plague. A little poison is still poison.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Daus
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Yes: With antibiotics.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: Most are initially treated with several different antibiotics at high doses until lab data shows which med would do the best job acting alone. Early d... Read More
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Antibiotics: Usually with high doses of intravenous antibiotics, sometimes accompanied by steroids.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sathish Adigopula
Pediatrics 20 years experience
Infection: Dont know what you are looking for- giving a general answer. Usually infection from other parts of body may spread to the meninges (the layers surroun... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Shaffer
Neurology 17 years experience
ER: If you think you have meningitis, i would go directly to the emergency room.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Stanton
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Spinal Tap: The standard for diagnosis of bacterial meningitis is the lumbar puncture. In the procedure, a needle is inserted in the lower back to get CSF which i... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatric Critical Care 24 years experience
Meningitis: Bacterial meningitis is typically acquired from respiratory droplets or oral secretions from another human infected with the bacteria.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Germ + invasion: Your typical meningitis germ can be acquired from contact with an asymptomatic carrier or actual meningitis patient in secretions they leave behind. T... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ian Stein
Neurology 21 years experience
Mutiple: Depends on the type. Nisseria which is seen in college students is usually the respiratory spread.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tammi Schlichtemeier
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Spinal fluid culture: To diagnose bacterial meningitis, typically, a spinal tap is done to remove a small amount of cerebrospinal fluid that surrounds the spinal cord and b... Read More

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