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Meningococcal disease signs

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Meningococal disease: The signs may very from feffver, rashes, irritability, heaadache, listlesnesss, lethargy, cold symptoms. Never try to daignose this at home thoguh. Se... Read More

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Gandy
Neurology 39 years experience
Bacterial meningitis: The bacterium that causes the most severe and contagious form of meningtis is round, and the word "coccus" is used to describe round (or spherical) ba... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Idan Sharon
Neurology 28 years experience
Meningococcal infect: Males are susceptible to meningiococcus.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 10 years experience
Yes: Yes, with the right antibiotics, unsually ampicillin.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Greenhut
Preventive Medicine 43 years experience
Person to person: Meningococcal disease is spread from one person to another by throat or respiratory secretions (eg, coughing, kissing, or sharing eating utensils). Th... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 10 years experience
Very: Meningococcal meningitis is usually transmitted by airborne droplets. Isolation with masks, gloves and gowns are required for contact with infected pa... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Many: Blood, spinal fluid, urine, skin tests. See: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002325/.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 56 years experience
Meningococcaldisease: Caused by bacteria, n. Meningitidis which causes meningitis and severe infection. Is often sudden in onset, rapidly progressive and potentially causes... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Sick fast: Fever (high) , headache, muscle pain, anxiety, lethargy, shock, loss of consciousness, and the "rash." petechia (small round blood spots) and purpura ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
It's bad: Don't get it. It is caused by neisseria menigitides and can seem like a simple flu but can progress rapidly to severe disease and death. It is not com... Read More

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