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How Common Is Meningitis As A Complication Of Malaria
Uncertain how common: Information on the approximate percentage of rocky mountain spotted fever patients who get sepsis is hard to find. Nowadays, with antibiotic treatment, the rmsf fatality rate is 4%. A rough guess on the percentage with sepsis could be 20%-25%. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Potentially fatal: Although we have seen a great reduction of the bacterial meningitis frequency in the us since the introduction of the hib vaccine in the '90's, bacterial meningitis does still occur and may be devastating.It is more common in unvaccinated populations & includes several agents.The case fatality & complication rate varies with the germ and how quickly treatment is started. ...Read more
What is the most common bacteria that cause meningitis in post neonatal period is it hemophillus influenza type b or streptococcus pneumonae?
Virus like influenza can cause endocarditis, is the risk for serious complications as bad as bacterial endocarditis when the virus lifespan is shorter?
Depends: If they are fully vaccinated, the risk is low. The prime cause of bacterial meningitis up to the mid 90's was H.influenza bacteria. Infant vaccines has dropped the rate by >95%, but unvaccinated kids are at risk. The more common cases of meningitis now are viruses which tend to be milder and less damaging. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes: Rotavirus is a cause of gastroenteritis, (stomach flu). It can produce protracted diarrhea that may cause severe dehydration if not treated this can even cause life threatening problems, like kidney failure. In most cases with proper and simple treatment, especially fluids this can be avoided. People most at risk would be the especially frail, such as nursing home residents. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Viral encephalitis vs meningitis which is more serious nd fatal and which can be cured to a good level after it happens? Usual recovery time?
CNS infection: This is dependent on the causative agents, the time therapy is begun, the immune status of the person infected, the therapy available and other factors. There is not a simple answer to this question. ...Read more
Dead in 24 hours: This is a devastatingly horrific disease. Patients go from initial fever, to very ill, to fulminant sepsis, hypotension, shock and death within 24 to 48 hours. When patients call at night after three days of fever in a small child, we pediatricians actually breath a sigh of relief. "This is not a child with meningitis, we think to ourselves" We are always more concerned about new onset fever ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Common.: A low grade temperature (high 99s to 100s) is common with diverticulitis. Usually people have left lower abdominal pain (70% of people). It is sometimes accompanied by nausea and vomiting (20-60%), constipation (50%), or diarrhea (25-35%). However, if you have no fever, but have all the other symptoms, see your doctor, because you can still have diverticulitis without a temperature! cheers! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It Shouldn't be: Gangrene, essentially death of the colon should almost never be seen in this day and age if you are being followed by a GI or colorectal surgeon. It is a very late stage of ischemia and infection and most people will present to the hospital or their doctors long before it gets that bad. The exception would be if you take large amounts of steroids which may mask the signs and symptoms. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How efective/tested is a medicament called renikan in the treatment of viral infections such as flu?
Renikan pelargonium: This south american health food supplement has claims to do multiple things but without known scientific evidence for proof of any efficacy by standard blinded studies. ...Read more
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