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Is It Possible To Get Meningitis In Your Joints
Joint pain headaches always tired loss of appetite what's wrong with me? My mom wants to get me tested for meningitis is this a possibility?
Very unlikely: Only rare causes of meningitis cause the milder symptoms you have. Vast majority of cases cause severe headache and fever (the kind of headache that sends you to the ER). There is usually vomiting. There are many things that could cause your symptoms, and many causes are not serious. See a doctor for an evaluation, but a spinal tap is very unlikely. ...Read more
Yes: The word "septicemia' means blood infection and joint involvement is not unusual. ...Read more
How serious is tuberculosis meningitis? Is this fully cureable? Frnd had this and now improing very slwly. Hs stiffness of joints n slurred speech.
TB meningitis: This is a very curable illness, but there may be damage to the nervous system which, if it is going to reverse, may take a very long to happen. Hope they are better soon. ...Read more
My fiancée's MRI http://goo.Gl/a4bejd 5 mnths post TB meningitis. She has several issues like stiff joints & poor recognition. Is she getting better?
Hydrocephalus: The MRI scan report suggests that there is dilation of the 3rd and lateral ventricles, but not the 4th. This can happen after a serious brain infection like tb. There is likely some scarring and blockage of the outflow sites for CSF so that it gets blocked. This can lead to a depressed mental status and slow recovery. You should consult a neurosurgeon to evaluate her. ...Read more
For 3 days, i've had a severe headache, severe back/neck/joint pain, dizzy, bad fatigue, no fever. Had meningitis 19yrs ago. Worried as it's no better?
Spread meningitis: Most cases of meningitis have been spread by droplet infection. Bacteria and viruses can be carried in the saliva eventhough others may be asymptomatic. I suggest you not kiss your dog on the mouth and wash you hands well before eating and putting your hands in your mouth or against your nose. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: The bacterium staph. Aureus can cause bacterial meningitis (inflammation of the membranes surrounding the brain & spinal cord) and is a common cause of skin infections. While broken skin can introduce bacteria into the blood stream, it is unlikely for bacterial meningitis to result from popping pimples. That being said, popping pimples can lead to scarring & skin infections... & isn't advised. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Share time/space: If you share time and space with any person who carries the germs of meningitis, you have been exposed. The degree of exposure relates to the intamacy of the contact, & or the hygenic practices of the exposed (wash your hands). The exposure may be to a healthy person with no signs of illness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
AIRBORNE BY SECRETIO: There are three kind of meningitis 1viral2bacterial3fungal most common are viral which are transmitted by direct airborne change of secretions by coughing and sneezing bacterial can be contacted by skull fractures, acute or chronic sinusitis or otitis media.It can also occur with septicemia with positive blood cultures in immune compromised patiens cryptococcus which is funfus rare mengitis. ...Read more
WhyDoYouThinkThat: Why are you terrified that you have or are going to get Meningitis.Are you sick or have you been exposed to a case of Meningitis.Or you just have an imaginatory fear that you do or are going to get Meningitis My advice is if you are sick,dont waste time and go to ER.and get checked. If you have been exposed there may be vaccine and drugs which can be given to contacts If none you may need Therapy ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What type?: The meningococcal meningitis vaccine is recommended for children 11 years old and up, with a booster at age 16 or older. If the first one is given at 16 or later, no booster is recommended. Younger children, or older adults, who have an immune system problem may have it recommended for them. You should ask your/your children's doctor about your specific circumstance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infection: Dont know what you are looking for- giving a general answer. Usually infection from other parts of body may spread to the meninges (the layers surrounding the brain). Infection in blood, infection in parts of body adjacent to the brain like ear, nose, sinus etc. And also if the is some form if manipulation of the meninges (shunt, brain surgery, lumbar puncture), it increases the risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Germ + invasion: Your typical meningitis germ can be acquired from contact with an asymptomatic carrier or actual meningitis patient in secretions they leave behind. This includes on objects or surface or through direct contact. Your hands can pick them up, pass them to your face where they can enter the nose or upper airway. They can linger for a while & do nothing or begin to invade & cause you an infection. ...Read more
Not easily: The organisms causing this usually live in the back of the nose and throat as normal bacterial populations. They get into the blood stream and enter the subarachnoid space (surrounded by the meninges) though a structure called the choroid plexus. It is an uncommon disease these days since advent of vaccines for the meningococcus, pneumococcus and hemophilus influenzae. ...Read more
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