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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 is the inflammation of the membranes(meninges) surrounding the brain and spinal cord. Symptoms include headache, fever, stiff neck and light sensitivity. Causes may be infectious, tumor or chemical irritation. Medical evaluation is indicated ...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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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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What are the complications associated with meningitis?

What are the complications associated with meningitis?

Depends !: Mild viral meningitis may be a short illness, bacterial meningitis is fatal in a few days if untreated we also have fungal and tuberculous forms the complications depend on the age of the patient , the severity of the illness and the speed of diagnosis and treatment mild to severe neurological deficits can occur. ...Read more

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What is meningitis ?

What is meningitis
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InflammationOfMening: Inflammation of the meninges caused by Virral, Bacterial,fungal&Parasitic infection of the protective membrane covering the brain&spinal chord collectively known as Meninges. It can be life threatening&is a medical emergency. It presents with fever,headcahe,neck stiffness,confusion.Infection begins elsewhere in body&spreads to meninges.Can be fatal if not treated quicklyCan leadTOdeath&BrainDamage ...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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Is malarial meningitis always fatal in adults?

Cerebral malaria: Yes. It is a very lethal infection with mortality as high upto 80% with best clinical setting. The key to save lives are avoiding mosquito bites, recognising the early signs and symptoms of malaria and initiating treatment at the earliest. Lastly, anticipating complications like cerebral malaria and treating aggressively. ...Read more

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Do you know are symptoms of meningitis and shaken baby syndrome in any way similar?

Do you know are symptoms of meningitis and shaken baby syndrome in any way similar?

Perhaps: Shaken baby syndrome can cause a chemical menningitis if there is bleeding into the cerebral spinal fluid outside the brain. Best discuss this with the childs doctor. ...Read more

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What are the long-term effects of surviving bacterial meningitis?

What are the long-term effects of surviving bacterial meningitis?

Several side effects: Bacterial meningitis is a severe infection of the covering of the brain. It can lead to death within 24 hrs. It can also result in hearing loss, vision loss or decrease, and mental retardation. In infancy, it can also lead to cerebral palsy. And in some cases can cause seizures. ...Read more

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