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what is the difference between meningitis and meningococcal infection

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicolas Melgarejo
18 years experience Infectious Disease
Difference: Yes, there is. Meningitis is a syndrome, and the word actually refers to "inflammation of the meninges". Meningitis can be caused by many things, incl ... Read More
Dr. Booth Wainscoat
21 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Meningitis is a general term which refers to any process resulting in inflammation or swelling of the lining of the brain or spinal cord. Meningococca ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
26 years experience Pediatrics
Dead in 24 hours: This is a devastatingly horrific disease. Patients go from initial fever, to very ill, to fulminant sepsis, hypotension, shock and death within 24 to ... Read More
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
36 years experience Pediatrics
The time from: when someone is exposed to meningococcal meningitis to the time they might develop symptoms (the incubation period) is 1 to 10 days, and usually less ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
10 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: One can swab skin lesions of Meningococcal infection and grow the organism in the lab.
Dr. Michael Silverman
Specializes in Infectious Disease
Culture: A culture can be done to see if you are colonized.
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
25 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Location: Sepsis is when bacteria is in the blood. Meningitis is an infection of the lining of the brain. They can coexist, or be found seperately.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
No: There are a number of bacteria beside n. Meningitidis that can cause meningitis. The most common manifestation of Meningococcal infection is 'flu-lik ... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcel Hungs
26 years experience Neurology
Community setting: Older children and adolescents are at risk of Meningococcal meningitis with a rising number of outbreaks in schools, universities, and other organizat ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emily Lu
Dr. Emily Lu answered
7 years experience Family Medicine
Air transmission: Meningococcus is spread through the air and so can be transmitted by sick individuals and carriers of the disease to anyone that they are in close con ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
No: Adults develop same infection as well.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Melissa Gowans
21 years experience Pediatrics
Infection vs sequela: The duration of treatment depends on the presentation. If it was caught early and appropriate antibiotics were started the studies have shown that the ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roberto Estrada
33 years experience Pediatrics
OTHERS TOO: No, meningoccocal is the most lethal , but not the only one other bacterias can cause bacterial meningitis, .
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