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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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What is the common treatment for meningitis?

What is the common treatment for meningitis?

Depends on cause: Bacterial meningitis is treated with intravenous antibiotics. Fungal meningitis, such as cryptococcosis, is treated with antifungal drugs. Viral meningitis caused by enterovirus isn't treated. It gets better on its own. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for meningitis?

Antibiotics: Bacterial meningitis is often untreated life threatening. Immediate intravenous antibiotic treatment is necessary. Viral meningitis is on the other hand usually less dangerous. One has to call 911 and get to the er asap if meningitis is suspected. ...Read more

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I need to know if there is treatment for fungal meningitis?

I need to know if there is treatment for fungal meningitis?

Fungal meningitis: Fungal meningitis is treated with antibiotics, there are several specific antibiotics used depending on the type of fungus. ...Read more

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Can WNV cause meningitis? Could the meningitis have been prevented by timely detection and treatment of WNV?

Can WNV cause meningitis?  Could the meningitis have been prevented by timely detection and treatment of WNV?

Yes, no: yes it can cause meningitis and encephalitis, there is no anti viral treatment to WNV, so the best prevention of WNV is vigilant use of insect repellent in areas where WNV is endemic. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for meningitis?

What is the treatment for meningitis?

Depends on cause: If viral, usually self limited and rather benign, but if bacterial, antibiotics are crucial, if fungal, anti fungal drugs, if tuberculous, specific drugs for tbc. However, cancer can be culprit for carcinomatous meningitis, so key to get diagnosis asap. ...Read more

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Is it true that one gets a higher risk of meningitis after cyberknife treatment?

Possible: When the word meningitis is said...The general public always thinks bacterial. This is not the case here. Meningitis is defined as an inflammation of the meninges (sacs covering the brain). It is possible, although not very very common, to have irritation/inflammation after cyberknife. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for newborn meningitis?

What is the treatment for newborn meningitis?

Antibiotics: The treatment is antibiotics determined initially by the most likely cause and if necessary based on the result of cerebral spinal fluid culture ...Read more

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