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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?

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

Good signs?: There is nothing good about amoebic meningoencephalitis or encephalitis. You are going to be severely ill. High fevers, altered mental status, perhaps seizure, neck stiffnes, headaches, some other neurological condition can be found too- and if you delay therapy- you could die or left with residual damage to your body. ...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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