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Does having cerebral meningitis as a kid affect you later in life?

Does having cerebral meningitis as a kid affect you later in life?

Variable: This varies with the agent of the meningitis.Many viral agents cause little more than transient discomfort , recovery is often complete.However, some will injure significant brain areas that may not become evident for years. Bacterial agents are generally more dangerous can lead to deafness, seizures, abscesses or death.Prevention by vaccines or quick recognition and rx reduces injury. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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Meningitis (Definition)

Meningitis occurs when 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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18 mnth after tb meningitis her ct scan says Diffuse atrophic changes in d bilateral cerebral hemisphere with large hypodensity in lft internal capsule, She's 23 and hs spasm in limbs. Any hope?

18 mnth after tb meningitis her ct scan says Diffuse atrophic changes in d bilateral cerebral hemisphere with large hypodensity in lft internal capsule,  She's 23 and hs spasm in limbs. Any hope?

Mgt/workup: The TB appears to have spread and may be difficult to treat. I would suggest that they obtain CSF cultures for TB with sensitivities to guide the multi-drug therapy. The head CT scan can then be followed once she is on targeted therapy. Checking for a pulmonary source and a screening chest XR The spasm of her limbs may be from a prior episode of encephalitis based on her history. ...Read more

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18 mnth after tb meningitis her ct scan says Diffuse atrophic changes in d bilateral cerebral hemisphere with large hypodensity in left internal capsule, she's 23 yrs nd hs spasm in limbs, Any hope?

18 mnth after tb meningitis her ct scan says Diffuse atrophic changes in d bilateral cerebral hemisphere with large hypodensity in left internal capsule, she's 23 yrs nd hs spasm in limbs, Any hope?

There is hope: TB meningitis is a problem world wide. Unfortunately it can leave long lasting problems. When blood supply lost to part of brain it doesn't heal. But she is young and with physical and occupational therapy, she could improve dramatically . Don't give up hope! ...Read more

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Do you give a 7 year old a meningitis shot in the u.S. ?

Do you give a 7 year old a meningitis shot in the u.S. ?

See below: Current recommendation is for the first Menactra vaccine at 11 years of age and a booster at 16 years of age. ...Read more

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How is meningitis diagnosed?

How is meningitis diagnosed?

By LP: The only way to diagnose meningitis is by looking at cerebral spinal fluid collected by a lumbar puncture. Thanks for asking. ...Read more

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What are meningitis symptoms?

What are meningitis symptoms?

Meningitis symptoms: Avoiding light due to the pain it causes. Headaches neck pain and stiffness fever nausea vision changes nausea death - [its really really serious]. ...Read more

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How would manage meningitis?

How would   manage meningitis?

Depends: It depends on the tyoe of meningitis. Some need antibiotics, some just pain relief and time. ...Read more

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What is the origin of meningitis?

Infection : It is infection of the lining of the brain and spinal cord caused by bacteria or virus. ...Read more