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how common is meningitis as a complication of malaria

A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
10 years experience Infectious Disease
Fairly rare: Malarial meningitis occurs when there is a heavy parasitic load and no or inadequate therapy.
Dr. Idan Sharon
28 years experience Neurology
Vries: Depends on strain and treatment and part of the world.

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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Should improve: Age a big advantage and in spite of small strokes, which can be seen in multiple brain infections, should see steady and gradual improvements over nex ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Many: Syphilis can eventually result in an inflamatory immune process in the brain some 10-20 years after primary infection. Occuring in about 15% of untrea ... Read More
Dr. William Singer
51 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Syphilitic meningiti: Long term problems include alterations of personality and dementia.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
41 years experience Pediatrics
Spinal tap: If a neonate, premi or term, is ill they should get a spinal tap to determine if they indeed have meningitis. Much harder to diagnose anything just by ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roberto Estrada
33 years experience Pediatrics
FOLLOW UP NEUROLOGY: Neurology appt some residual neurologic damage may persist for life, young brains recover better than old brains. Most viral meningitis leave no r ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Same as others: Disseminated gonococcal infection is an exceedingly rare cause of meningitis; I doubt there are more than 1-2 cases a year in all of North America. Th ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Should be apparent : Bacterial meningitis has the nasty tendency to produce a specific set of problems depending on how soon it was detected & how effective it was treated ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Almost none: Lumbar puncture ("spinal tap") is very safe. The most common complication is headache in the following days, and this usually goes away by just restin ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tipu Sultan
Specializes in Allergy
Probably nothing: if nothing has happened so far nothing much is likely to happen
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
31 years experience Pediatrics
Commonly:: A headache is a common side effect of a lumbar puncture. One-third of people will develop a headache, usually within 24–48 hours of having the procedu ... Read More
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