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Can Meningitis Cause Seizures
You've asked me about the kind of meningitis I had 4 months ago it was virus. Before that I had 2 seizures. How mush time do I need for recover?
Viral meningitis: Seizures can result from any inflammation or focus of damage in the brain, and viral meningoencephalitis can do this, along with numerous other things. These may never go away. You do not specify what you are recovering from and what symptoms you are expecting to go away. Be more specific and perhaps your question can be responded to more helpfully. Best. ...Read more
I have a fatty liver and had meningitis as a baby. Does that make me moré likely to have a seizure from welbutrin XL 150mg qd. Just start it 6 dys ago?
Not likely: Having made it from a baby to now without experiencing any seizures makes it unlikely that you would develop seizures from the meningitis. It should be ok for you to take the welbutrin. It would be unusual to develop seizures from the medication, but I have seen it once (meaning it's pretty rare). ...Read more
And what about the seizures two times before? Is a result of meningitis the dizziness, drowsiness, unsteadiness, loss of memory and othe things?
My 35 day old daughter's EEG reports are showing ' partial complex seizure '. She had bacterial meningitis due to UTI I'm from india. Please guide.?
Pediatric Neurologis: I strongly recommend you consult with a pediatric neurologist to evaluate your baby asap. ...Read more
Do you have to have vomiting or seizures to even be considered to have menegitis and to be tested? Also how exactly can you contract it?
Meningitis is a serious infection that requires immediate attention, if anyone is suspected of having that, they have to be seen immediately for a thorough evaluation, certainly headache, fever, neck rigidity, vomiting are some of the symptoms... As mentioned above, this is an infection that requires immediate attention
hope this helps. ...Read more
My grandson has meningitis discovered today they are giving him phenobarbital for seziures he is 1 month old what are the side effects I need to watch?
Sedation: I am very sorry to hear about your grandson. Meningitis can be very serious and scary. He was given phenobarbital to prevent seizures, which could occur with the meningitis. Recurrent or prolonged seizures can lead to brain damage, so it is very important that his doctors are giving him this medicine. Sedation, sleepiness, or unconsciousness may occur now, but won't affect him in the future. ...Read more
Meningitis: There are essentially three types of meningitis, viral, bacterial and chemical. Viral caused by a virus, baterial caused by a bacteria and chemical caused by a chemical introduced into the brain. In your question this would be called a viral meningitis and if the organism is known that caused the meningitis that is also added - an example would be herpes - herpetic meningitis. ...Read more
Meningitis is swelling of meninges. What causes the symptoms of meningitis? What is the swelling affecting?
Inflamed membanes: Meningitis is an inflammation of the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord. It is usually due to an infectious agent, like a bacteria, virus or fungus. It can also rarely be caused by drugs. Symptoms often include fever, headache, stiff neck and sleepiness or lethargy. An evaluation of the cause is needed to guide treatment, which may involve antibiotics as well as supportive care. ...Read more
Yes it can cause several complications if treated late or not treated properly
all paptients with viral menengitis and 70to80% of patients with bacterial meningitis will recover completely.
The serious disabling complications are
change in eye sight. ...Read more
Most organisms: Bad stuff if coma occurs with bacterial or tuberculous meningitis, and if fungal infection, may create critical issues. Viral meningitis may have a far more benign course, but NOT always. Coma is a sign of progressive uncontrolled infection, so, early diagnosis and treatment always the wisest approach. ...Read more
Rarely: This infection is usually confined to the tissues involved. Normal immune factors keep it in check unless it is ignored and extends due to lack of treatment. Someone with a compromised immune system would be at higher risk. Your routine cellulitis is rarely if ever going to enter the blood to travel to the brain. ...Read more
Maybe: If someone has severe meningitis the germ may also trigger total system failure, including respiratory failure. This would be more common in the Meningococcal meningitis than many others as it can produce toxic agents that effect the blood pressure and circulation early in the illness. ...Read more
Long term: There is a chance of long term neurological issues. If you are concerned, speak to the pcp or neurologist that treated you. ...Read more
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