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What are the causes of viral infections in infants?

What are the causes of viral infections in infants?

Viral Infections: Viruses are living material that may cause illness spread generally from person to person thru several mechanisms including close contact.Avoidance of ill people and good handwashing are factors in preventing spread. ...Read more

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Meningitis (Definition)

A condition in which the membrane surrounding the brain and spinal cord becomes inflamed. Symptoms include headaches, fever, stiff neck, and a sensitivity to light. There are two primary types of ...Read more


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Why are the symptoms of bacterial meningitis in infants and young children?

Why are the symptoms of bacterial meningitis in infants and young children?

The classic stiff: Neck, arched back, lethargy, irritability and high fever, often after a respiratory infection (pneumonia) or especially ear infection. Once started, head ache, vomiting are also part of the symotims from blocked ventricles and elevated intracranial pressure. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of meningitis in adults in college?

What are symptoms of meningitis in adults in college?

Sick as stink: Imagine the morning after a night of drinking, but no night of drinking - that would be like the symptoms of meningitis. Severe headache, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, ache, trouble with vision, trouble with balance, feeling like you want to die - then you may have meningitis. Needs thorough medical evaluation right away! ...Read more

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What are the causes of hoarseness in infants?

What are the causes of hoarseness in infants?

A variety of causes: Hoarseness in infants can be from a variety of causes. Babies can have reflux and chronic irritation of the airway from the spitting up can cause hoarseness. Viral illness can cause short-term hoarseness. Some babies are born with a paralyzed vocal cord. Babies can have papillomas on their vocal cords (especially if the mother had known genital warts at some time in her life). ...Read more

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What are the common causes of a stroke in infants?

What are the common causes of a stroke in infants?

See below: Strokes are rare in infants, but risk factors include: congenital heart defects, dehydration, infection, brain malformations, arteriovenous malformations, and blood clotting disorders. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of meningitis in adults usually?

What are the symptoms of meningitis in adults usually?

Back pain, headache: Depending on the location, meningitis almost always causes pain. If it is in the skull--headache. If in the spine--spine pain. Of course neurologic dysfunction occurs often, such as seizure, stroke, paralysis, sensory loss, speech disturbance, coma, death. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of meningitis in young children?

What are the symptoms of meningitis in young children?

What age?: This will differ according to the age of the child. Generally meningitis presents with fever, sensitivity to light and sound, headache, stiff neck, nausea and vomiting, changes in mentation and possibly localizing neurological abnormalities. In preverbal children there may be listlessness, failure to feed, difficult in arousal, irritability, and other non-specific manifestations. ...Read more

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What are the causes of seizures in adults?

What are the causes of seizures in adults?

Many: Unknown is most common, some causes like stroke, infection, tumor, trauma, drugs including alcohol, cardiac irregularity, sudden lowering of blood pressure etc.Etc. ...Read more

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Is neonatal pneumonia a cause of enlargemnt of the heart in neonates?

Is neonatal pneumonia a cause of enlargemnt of the heart in neonates?

Neonatal pneumonia: No! neonatal pneumonia does not cause cardiac consequences in new born, with no congenital cardiac condition. Sometimes chest x ray shows 'large' cardia silhouette, because of the position of the newborn while taking x ray. ...Read more

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In unvaccinated infants, which type of polio infection is the most common for them?

In unvaccinated infants, which type of polio infection is the most common for them?

Wild polio: If for philosophical or religious or fear of autism reasons a family decides not to vaccinate their children, I have a problem with that. ...Read more

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What are the causes of group b strep disease in babies?

What are the causes of group b strep disease in babies?

Group B strep germ: This is a germ that is commonly found in the digestive tract.It rarely causes problems for older kids or adults although occasional UTI's are seen in some women. About 1/3 of women will carry it in their genital tract during pregnancy.If the germ gets up to baby after the membranes rupture, or is acquired during delivery, it can cause pneumonia or blood poisoning in the newborn or meningitis later ...Read more

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What are symptoms of RSV in infants..

What are symptoms of RSV in infants..

RSV: Symptoms include respiratory distress due to rapid, labored breathing and wheezing. Nasal flaring is also present. Fever may or may not be present. ...Read more

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What are some common signs of childhood illnesses in newborn babies?

What are some common signs of childhood illnesses in newborn babies?

Irritability: Irritability, excessive sleeping or fever may be the only sign of babies illness. Please call if your babies rectal temperature is over 100.4 and discuss the signs with the doctor. ...Read more

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Causes of blue sclera in infants include what?

Causes of blue sclera in infants include what?

See below:: Blue sclerae are most importantly associated with types i and ii osteogenesis imperfecta, the latter of which is fatal and thus not seen in adult practice. Other associations include: ehler's danlos syndrome pseudoxanthoma elasticum marfan's syndrome a blue sclera may also be acquired through long-term use of corticosteroids. ...Read more

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What causes fussiness in newborns?

What causes fussiness in newborns?

Many reasons: There are many reasons for a fussy newborn. Colic starts about a month of age, esophageal reflux can cause this, sometimes they are just fussy. However, there can be some very concerning reasons such as an infection. It is best to see your doctor about this.. ...Read more

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What are common causes of stomach illnesses in children?

What are common causes of stomach illnesses in children?

Viruses: Viruses are the most common cause of gastric problems in children. Followed by viruses. Followed by viruses. Rare diseases occur rarely. Common diseases occur commonly. Duration of illness and impact on weight gain are the two major factors that determine the need to investigate further. ...Read more

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What are causes of bradycardia in the neonate?

What are causes of bradycardia in the neonate?

Premature or normal: The heart rate is faster in the new born so that under 100 is usually considered to be bradycardia although that would be normal in an adult. Premature infants commonly have episodes of bradycardia and also apnea so that they not uncommnly end up on a home monitor/alarm. Rates below 100 are common and unless the rate is dropping below 60 it is unlikely a problem. Dr. Might recommend alarm though. ...Read more

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What are the causes of infant deaths?

What are the causes of infant deaths?

SIDS: Also known as sudden infant death syndrome. This is when an otherwise healthy baby is put down to rest or sleep and when the parent checks on them finds them unresponsive. One theory for this is reflux which can happen during sleep and the infant aspirates stomach contents into the lungs and suffocates. ...Read more

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What are the causes of headaches in young children?

What are the causes of headaches in young children?

Headaches: Headaches in children can be due to stress, migraines, trauma, intracranial conditions. Your child should be evaluated by a pediatrician for any recurrent headaches. ...Read more