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Dr. Tanya Russo
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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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Dr. Marc Basson
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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


Dr. Jon Ahlstrom
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Dr. Edward Smith
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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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Dr. Ray Holt
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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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Dr. Christopher Crosby
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Dr. Mohammed Parvez
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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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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Board Certified, Neurology
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How can spinal meningitis affect older adults?

How can  spinal meningitis affect older adults?

Dangerous: In the elderly, the flagrant fever, stiff neck, etc, may be relatively absent or minimal, and perhaps only the acute onset of confusion and disorientation, with headache, may be witnessed. However, as insidious as the presentation may be, a bacterial meningitis by even a bug such as listeria, can be deadly, without appropriate antibiotics. ...Read more

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Dr. William Goldie
Board Certified, Pediatric Neurology
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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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Dr. Yash Khanna
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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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Dr. William Singer
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Can you get meningitis as adult if you had vaccine as a child?

Can you get meningitis as adult if you had vaccine as a child?

Yes: Immunizationsnd for pneumococcal disease, h flu, and meningococcal bacteria cover the most common strains of each,but not all. Keep up boosters, but be aware that you are still susceptible to less common strains. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Bergman
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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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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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