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Are there any other names for bacterial meningitis

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: But it is deadly if not treated!

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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
28 years experience Pain Management
No: Just like there is not a mild form of the black plague. A little poison is still poison.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Daus
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: With antibiotics.
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A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Antibiotics: Usually with high doses of intravenous antibiotics, sometimes accompanied by steroids.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sathish Adigopula
19 years experience Pediatrics
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
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Shaffer
16 years experience Neurology
ER: If you think you have meningitis, i would go directly to the emergency room.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Contagion: Some are from contact with an infected patient such as meningococcal, but some develop secondary to an infection elsewhere in the body, such as lung ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Stanton
17 years experience Emergency Medicine
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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
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
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
23 years experience Pediatric Critical Care
Meningitis: Bacterial meningitis is typically acquired from respiratory droplets or oral secretions from another human infected with the bacteria.
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