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Features of meningoencephalitis?

Features of meningoencephalitis?

Meningoencephalitis: Meningoencephalitis is a medical condition that simultaneously resembles both meningitis, which is an infection or inflammation of the meninges, and encephalitis, which is an infection or inflammation of the brain. ...Read more

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What kind of lifestyle should i lead following the 2 incidents of meningoencephalitis in past 5 years ?

What kind of lifestyle should i lead following the 2 incidents of meningoencephalitis in past 5 years ?

Meningo encephalitis: If your you are completely recovered from the meningoencephalitis you should lead a normal life. If you have any residual from it then treat the deficit. It is not a bad idea to have vaccinated with meningococcal vaccine to prevent further bacterial meningitis. If you have any predisposing factor for the recurrent problem should be identified and addressed. ...Read more

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What to do if I have been diagnosed with primary amoebic meningoencephalitis. help?

What to do if I have been diagnosed with primary amoebic meningoencephalitis. help?

Meningoencephalitis: Amoebic meningoencephalitis is extremely rare (fewer than 10 cases in the US in the past decade). The disease is contracted through the nasal sinuses and attacks the olfactory tracts. Treatment begins with broad spectrum intravenous antibiotics including anti-fungal agents. See an infectious disease expert. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have been diagnosed with primary amoebic meningoencephalitis. Help?

What do you suggest if I have been diagnosed with primary amoebic meningoencephalitis. Help?

Meningoencephalitis: Amoebic meningoencephalitis is extremely rare (fewer than 10 cases in the US in the past decade). The disease is contracted through the nasal sinuses and attacks the olfactory tracts. Treatment begins with broad spectrum intravenous antibiotics including anti-fungal agents. See an infectious disease expert. ...Read more

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I am taking levetiracetam tablets due to meningoencephalitis i had about a year ago. For how long i would have to take this medicine ?

I am taking levetiracetam tablets due to meningoencephalitis i had about a year ago. For how long i would have to take this medicine ?

No easy answer: This is never an easy question to answer. If you had a seizure in the past your physicians will be more reluctant to rapidly take you off the anti-epileptic. Regardless, these medications should not be stopped abruptly and titrating off should be done in conjunction with your neurologist. ...Read more

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Neti pots? To use or no? What's the risk? been reading about n.fowleri meningoencephalitis in my board review books...I use one and boil the h20

Neti pots? To use or no? What's the risk? been reading about n.fowleri meningoencephalitis in my board review books...I use one and boil the h20

Sinusitis: Neti pots are used for nasal and sinus irrigation and are safe if sterile isotonic saline is used. Boiled salt water that has been cooled to lukewarm is safe from the amoeba Naegleria fowleri and the risk of meningoencephalitis. Many pharmacies sell over the counter saline nasal spray as an alternative. ...Read more

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What are good signs to go to the hospital if you suspect primary amoebic meningoencephalitis or encephalitis . Just a question?

You are not sick: I am amazed at how worked up you are. It is impossible to be this cognizant and to be able to communicate like you are and to have the disease you have learned about on the internet. This obsession is your real disease. I would advise you to get to your family doctor and not the er so that appropriate testing and evaluation of your symptoms can occur. But then you may need mental health help. ...Read more

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Possibly exposed to meningoencephalitis. unknown if viral or bacteria. Dr. prescribing Ciprofloxacin 500mg. Have one kidney, born this way. is safe?

Possibly exposed to meningoencephalitis. unknown if viral or bacteria. Dr. prescribing Ciprofloxacin 500mg. Have one kidney, born this way. is safe?

Prevent meningitis: Your doc has put you on what's called 'chemoprophylaxis' -which is using medication to prevent infection after a possible exposure. I trust ur doc weighed the benefits vs. very small risks of putting you on therapy. Indeed, Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is a very good medicine for this -and with having only one kidney it should be OK. You should take a 1x dose. That lessens the chance for side-effects further. ...Read more

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Rfractory seizures in meningoencephalitis not responding to 4 anti convulsion drugs, like midazolam, levitricetum, eptoin and gardinal, what next?

Rfractory seizures in meningoencephalitis not responding to 4 anti convulsion drugs, like midazolam, levitricetum, eptoin and gardinal, what next?

Doubt meds will work: After 3 or 4 drugs, the chance of success is below 4-5% at best, and unless you have some metabolic imbalance, you should consider a more aggressive approach such as a vagal nerve stimulator or even a surgical procedure. Get evaluation at a local medical school and see what might be available for you. ...Read more

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Why is naegleria fowleri way more deadly than viral and bacterial forms of meningoencephalitis ? And why doesn't it have a treatment?

Why is naegleria fowleri way more deadly than viral and bacterial forms of meningoencephalitis ? And why doesn't it have a treatment?

Similar to humans: Naegleria fowleri is a eukaryotic protozoan. Humans are also eukaryotes, which means our DNA and general cellular structure is very similar. Antibiotics and antiviral medications are effective because they can target components of cells that are different than ours. However, with Naegleria, given that they are so similar it is difficult to target them specifically and leave our own cells alone. ...Read more

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Would a cat scan show the inflammation or swelling from primary amoebic meningoencephalitis? If there was signs would there then be a spinal tap?

Would a cat scan show the inflammation or swelling from primary amoebic meningoencephalitis? If there was signs would there then be a spinal tap?

Maybe.: Ct is not the best test for early infectious processes in the brain. Mri with contrast is best, but much longer and not always available. If amebic encephalitis is suspected, a lumbar puncture (spinal tap) would be appropriate, even if the ct is normal. ...Read more

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How do salmonella species cause disease(s)?

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How do salmonella species cause disease(s)?

Ingested : Salmonella spp. Are contracted through food, water, and contaminated hands. Once in the intestine they can cause diarrhea or spread to the blood and possibly other organs. ...Read more

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What might cause freq headaches in a young man in his 20's?

What might cause freq headaches in a young man in his 20's?

Could be anything: Anyehere from simple tension headaches to a tumor in the brain. Most often it could be a migraine. If severe and too frequent please see a doctor. ...Read more

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What"s increase vegal tone that causes droped beats- is it dangearous?

What"s increase vegal tone that causes droped beats- is it dangearous?

Vagus nerve: Vagal stimulation is associated with bradycardia and hypotension- and fainty feeling. Falling is dangerous. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the causes of erectile disfunction in men in their early 20's?

What are the causes of erectile disfunction in men in their early 20's?

Performance anxiety: Performance anxiety is major cause of erectile dysfunction in young men. Well, that & life style, eg smoking, excess alcohol, other illicit drugs, etc. Think of it as stress begets ed which begets stress which . . . Well, you get idea. In older (that's a relative idea) men, our (poor) health gets in the way, eg blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, etc. In both cases, don't forget partner, family. ...Read more

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Friend w hogdkin and 4th round chemo. Just fainted briefly. Cause(s)?

Friend w hogdkin and 4th round chemo.  Just fainted briefly.  Cause(s)?

Many possible : Lots of things can cause that, some of which can be serious. I would contact his/her oncologist asap or visit the er. ...Read more

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What causes a women to have pain after she has ovulates 2 day s after?

What causes  a women to have pain after she has ovulates  2 day s after?

Irritation: If you have pain a couple of days after you ovulate, it is probably due to fluid or blood irritating the lining (peritoneum) in your pelvic cavity. ...Read more

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Suffering body pain. Maybe d.E.S. Drug has caused my structural deformaties. Could it be?

Doubtful: Des has been off the market for decadesa and the structural anomalies are well defined. Talk them over with your doctor. ...Read more