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Can the meningitis vaccine contribute to autism of my child

Can the meningitis vaccine contribute to autism of my child

Causality not there: The study cited prior (j of inorganic biochemistry) uses a a logic algorithm (hill's criteria) to show a strong association- however, this is not causation. Hill's criteria doesn't even begin to take into consideration, the complex interplay between genetics and environmental factors that contribute to the diversity seen in autistic children. To conclude so, is dangerous to children we care for. ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

ASD are a spectrum of disorders of varying degrees that are characterized by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. Autism statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify around 1 in 68 American children as ...Read more


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What is meningitis caused by?

What is meningitis caused by?

Many things: Meningitis can be caused by multiple types of infections, such as viruses, bacteria, etc. If you think you have meningitis, you should get checked as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Help please? What is meningitis caused from?

Many causes: Inflamation of the linings of the brain can be caused by bacteria, fungi, viruses or chemicals (including blood which is an irritant if it escapes the vessels). ...Read more

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What type of microbe causes meningitis?

What type of microbe causes meningitis?

Causes of meningitis: The agents causing meningitis are
bacteria such as meningococcus
viruses such as herpes virus
fungi = such as crypptococcus
spirochetes. ...Read more

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What types of meningitis can cause a coma?

What types of meningitis can cause a coma?

Most organisms: Bad stuff if coma occurs with bacterial or tuberculous meningitis, and if fungal infection, may create critical issues. Viral meningitis may have a far more benign course, but NOT always. Coma is a sign of progressive uncontrolled infection, so, early diagnosis and treatment always the wisest approach. ...Read more

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What is hemophilic meningitis? What causes it?

What is hemophilic meningitis? What causes it?

Maybe: Hemophilus meningitis? It is a bacteria that children are immunized for making it less common. It still exists and important to treat is quickly. All the best. ...Read more

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What is the medical term for meningitis caused by a virus?

What is the medical term for meningitis caused by a virus?

Meningitis: There are essentially three types of meningitis, viral, bacterial and chemical. Viral caused by a virus, baterial caused by a bacteria and chemical caused by a chemical introduced into the brain. In your question this would be called a viral meningitis and if the organism is known that caused the meningitis that is also added - an example would be herpes - herpetic meningitis. ...Read more

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What can the disease meningitis cause like can it cause respitory faliure?

What can the disease meningitis cause like can it cause respitory faliure?

Maybe: If someone has severe meningitis the germ may also trigger total system failure, including respiratory failure. This would be more common in the Meningococcal meningitis than many others as it can produce toxic agents that effect the blood pressure and circulation early in the illness. ...Read more

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Could meningitis cause any other type of disorder, as part of long term effects?

Could meningitis cause any other type of disorder, as part of long term effects?

Long term: There is a chance of long term neurological issues. If you are concerned, speak to the pcp or neurologist that treated you. ...Read more

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What causes viral meningitis?

What causes viral meningitis?

A number of viruses: Fairly common ones are enteroviruses, varicella, and mumps virus. ...Read more

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What causes meningitis?

What causes meningitis?

Many things: Meningitis develops when the circulating bacteria, virus, or fungi in the blood stream seeds and infects the meninges (thick covering of brain). Occasionally, it can also be an extension of inflammation of adjacent structures, e.g., paranasal sinus, to meninges. ...Read more

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Does meningitis cause disability?

Does meningitis cause disability?

Meningitis/Disabilit: Yes it can cause several complications if treated late or not treated properly
all paptients with viral menengitis and 70to80% of patients with bacterial meningitis will recover completely.
The serious disabling complications are
brain damage
deafness
epilepsy
change in eye sight. ...Read more

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Can klebsiella cause a meningitis?

Yes: Klebsiella can cause meningitis, but it is not one of the more common causes. If you live in a developing country, such as east asia, it might be slightly more common. It can also be slightly more common in hospital-acquired cases. ...Read more

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Does meningitis usually cause many symptoms?

Yes: Fever, chills, headache, nausea and vomiting, stiff neck, alterations in mental status are all quite commonly seen. Acute meningitis is an infectious disease emergency. There are chronic forms of meningitis which do not require as rapid attention, but anybody suspecting this disease should see a doctor asap. ...Read more

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Which strand of meningitis can strep b cause?

Which strand of meningitis can strep b cause?

Strep B meningitis: Streptococcus b is the strand or cause of this type of meningitis. If an infection is proven by spinal fluid analysis, antibiotic treatment as soon as possible is indicated to lower the risk of complications. ...Read more

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Does cellulitis cause meningitis? I heard it could.

Does cellulitis cause meningitis? I heard it could.

Rarely: This infection is usually confined to the tissues involved. Normal immune factors keep it in check unless it is ignored and extends due to lack of treatment. Someone with a compromised immune system would be at higher risk. Your routine cellulitis is rarely if ever going to enter the blood to travel to the brain. ...Read more

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Can a body piercing cause meningitis?

Can a body piercing cause meningitis?

Meningitis: If it is not done in a sterile fashion, infection can spread in the body, which can include meningitis as well. ...Read more

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What infectious agents cause meningitis?

What infectious agents cause meningitis?

Infection: Meningitis is caused by an bacterial or viral infections. Some meningitis infections are extremely serious, and may result in death or brain damage, even if treated. Other rare causes are chemical irritation, fungi and tumors. ...Read more

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Can any doc tell me what's meningitis caused from?

Can any doc tell me what's meningitis caused from?

See below: Meningitis-an inflammation of the coverings of the brain usually caused by germs but can be caused by toxins (chemotherapy) there are different bacteria that are more common causes of meningitis, but others like tuberculosis that are rare. Viruses are also a common cause. ...Read more

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What is the cause of stiffness neck in meningitis?

What is the cause of stiffness neck in meningitis?

Neck stiffness: Because of inflammation the nerves are irritated and that results in severe muscle spasm and neck stiffness ...Read more

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What can be permanent damage caused by spinal meningitis?

Scarring: Scar tissue around nerves and brain which can cause extremity pain, back pain, cognitive deficits and seizures. ...Read more

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Does hearing loss caused by meningitis continues with the progress of life......

Sometimes: Recent studies suggest that the hearing loss associated with meningitis may progress or fluctuate for the short term before stabilizing - varying between 3 months and 4 years. Beyond this, one can attribute any additional gradual hearing loss to what one would expect as one ages. Hearing acuity will diminish for everyone was we "mature.". ...Read more

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Meningitis is swelling of meninges. What causes the symptoms of meningitis? What is the swelling affecting?

Inflamed membanes: Meningitis is an inflammation of the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord. It is usually due to an infectious agent, like a bacteria, virus or fungus. It can also rarely be caused by drugs. Symptoms often include fever, headache, stiff neck and sleepiness or lethargy. An evaluation of the cause is needed to guide treatment, which may involve antibiotics as well as supportive care. ...Read more

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Can dura puncture from csection cause meningitis?

Can dura puncture from csection cause meningitis?

Spinal Anesthesia: Very very rarely. I have never seen it. If you have a fever and stiff neck->doctor asap. ...Read more

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Can meningitis cause hypotonia in infants?

Possibly: Meningitis can damage the brain and cause problems in tone, but only certain types of meningitis carry a significant risk of brain damage. If meningitis does injur the brain, the baby may be hypotonic at first, but with time, the tone usually increases and the child becomes hypertonic. Persistent hypotonia is usually a sign of other neurologic or metabolic problems. ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

A neurodevelopmental disorder affecting three areas: abnormal socialization, communication, and restricted interests with repetitive patterns of behavior. It is usually detected in the first two years of life. Cause is unknown but strong evidence points to an interplay between ...Read more


Dr. William Singer
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Meningitis (Definition)

A condition in which 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