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How quickly do symptoms of neonatal meningitis due to e. Coli usually show up in a newborn?

How quickly do symptoms of neonatal meningitis due to e. Coli usually show up in a newborn?

E. Coli meningitis: E. Coli meningitis in the neonate most commonly occurs between 48 hours and one month after delivery, but usually within 3 months overall. Timing of onset depends on a number of factors including prematurity, surgical procedures performed, trauma, immune status, length of hospitalization, etc. ...Read more

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Escherichia Coli (Definition)

Escherichia coli is a type of bacteria that normally lives in the intestines of humans and animals. Most forms of the bacteria are harmless, but some strains may cause severe abdominal cramps, bloody diarrhea, and vomiting. Most cases of infection are caused by contaminated raw vegetables ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of meningitis in adults usually?

What are the symptoms of meningitis in adults usually?

Back pain, headache: Depending on the location, meningitis almost always causes pain. If it is in the skull--headache. If in the spine--spine pain. Of course neurologic dysfunction occurs often, such as seizure, stroke, paralysis, sensory loss, speech disturbance, coma, death. ...Read more

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Does meningitis effect children or elderly worse than adults?

Does meningitis effect children or elderly worse than adults?

Yes: Due to an immature or suppressed immune system these age ranges are more at risk. This is yet another reason to make sure we are all fully immunized, becasue a lot of shots target pathogens that cause meningitis. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of meningitis in adults in college?

What are symptoms of meningitis in adults in college?

Sick as stink: Imagine the morning after a night of drinking, but no night of drinking - that would be like the symptoms of meningitis. Severe headache, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, ache, trouble with vision, trouble with balance, feeling like you want to die - then you may have meningitis. Needs thorough medical evaluation right away! ...Read more

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Why do children and young adults get bacterial meningitis?

Why do children and young adults get bacterial meningitis?

Go To School/camp: Because they go to school, clleges/dorms, and camps where there is more chances of contacting the infection if one has it it spreads eassily. ...Read more

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If you have meningitis as a child can you suffer from learning disabilities as an adult?

If you have meningitis as a child can you suffer from learning disabilities as an adult?

Yes: Depending on how severe the infection was, a child can have brain damage resulting in many problems including learning differences. ...Read more

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Do people who had meningitis as a child usually end up suffering from learning disabilities as an adult?

Do people who had meningitis as a child usually end up suffering from learning disabilities as an adult?

Depends: It depends on the type of meningitis, the age during the illness, ANS the severity of the illness. Uncomplicated viral meningitis should leave no long term symptoms. ...Read more

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Will an acute ear infection in an adult with an avarage immune system cause meningitis?

Will an acute ear infection in an adult with an avarage immune system cause meningitis?

No: A middle ear infection, otitis media, is a simple localized infection. It is often caused by a virus and will resolve spontaneously. Otitis media can be caused by bacteria and is easily treated with a 5 to 10 day course of oral antibiotics. The ear pain often improves dramatically in the first day. You can trust that your immune system safeguards your brain and body from this kind of infection. ...Read more

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My parents told me i had spinal meningitis when i was a toddler. it was in the 1973 my blood work as an adult did not show antibodies. Misdiagnosis? d

My parents told me i had spinal meningitis when i was a toddler. it was in the 1973 my blood work as an adult did not show antibodies. Misdiagnosis?
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Meningitis: Spinal meningitis was a "catch all" phrase in those days. It doesnt necessarily mean it was the kind of meningitis that would show antibodies later on. As long as there are no side effects fromyour illness as a toddler, it is inconsequential what type of meningitis you had. You can obtain the hospital records, if it is important to you. :) ...Read more

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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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