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What are the tests for newborn meningitis?

What are the tests for newborn meningitis?

Spinal tap: Spinal tap (lumbar puncture) will determine if there's meningitis and what the organism causing the infection is. ...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


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What is the treatment for newborn meningitis?

What is the treatment for newborn meningitis?

Antibiotics: The treatment is antibiotics determined initially by the most likely cause and if necessary based on the result of cerebral spinal fluid culture ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: newborn meningitis?

Infection...: In a newborn of the lining of the brain.
It could be caused by bacteria or viruses. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of newborn meningitis and how can you prevent them?

What are the symptoms of newborn meningitis and how can you prevent them?

Newborn meningitis: Newborn meningitis symptoms can vary from pt to pt. And include feeding difficulty, irritability, vomiting, rashes, fullnessof hte soft spots on the head. The baby may not nbecessarily have fever. The baby may also be difficult to wake. But the symptoms may not be classic and you should always seek medicla advsie form your pediatrician asap if you have any concerns. ...Read more

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What are the tests for preterm/neonatal complication - meningitis?

What are the tests for preterm/neonatal complication - meningitis?

Combination: There are tests such as brain echo, MRI, EEG. It may take time to observe developmental progress. ...Read more

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My newborn has sepsis, staphylococcus and meningitis. What should we do?

My newborn has sepsis, staphylococcus and meningitis. What should we do?

Follow doc's orders: The most important is to follow the doctor's recommendations. When your child returns to good health, contact your local early intervention program to start a developmental stimulation program. ...Read more

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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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What do you suggest if my newborn has sepsis, staphylococcus and meningitis please help!?

What do you suggest if my newborn has sepsis, staphylococcus and meningitis please help!?

Sepsis: I suggest that your newborn be treated with antibiotics in a NICU. You should speak daily with your treatment team about your baby's progress. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is there risk of brain damage after having neonatal meningitis?

Continue taking your: Child to early intervention (http://www. Health. Ny.Gov/community/infants_children/early_intervention/) to monitor his hearing & development till age 3, then to your public school district's child find for evaluation, since learning disabilities, fine motor delays & attention problems may not show up till school-age. Severe motor or cognitive impairments would've been found on testing by now. ...Read more

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Child had neonatal meningitis but then develops normally. He is 12 months now; would there still be a risk of brain damage?

Child had neonatal meningitis but then develops normally. He is 12 months now; would there still be a risk of brain damage?

Follow up mgt: It is a good indication of recovery that your son is meeting his developmental milestones during his first year. I would recommend that he have a hearing test as part of his office visit, and his management should include detailed developmental, neurologic and audiologic assessments. ...Read more

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What is the drug used to treat meningitis?

Varies: Meningitis can be caused by various germs:bacteria, fungi, viruses, etc. The drug or drugs used will vary with the cause. Physicians often use 2 or 3 drugs to start with until the germ is identified and the choice would vary by age and presenting signs. ...Read more

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I heard New drugs for Remylination are available now...Is it true? Can they help my gf who's suffering from spasm and weakness after meningitis?

I heard New drugs for Remylination are available now...Is it true? Can they help my gf who's suffering from spasm and weakness after meningitis?

Name that drug: If you can name the drug you refer to for remyelination of nerves then, I will be able to look into that and tell you whether it is something that is currently available or in the pipeline. Personally, I have not heard of such drugs being available yet because if they were I'm sure there would've been an incredible amount of buzz throughout the neurology world. All quiet on the Western front. ...Read more

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Can't the after effects of meningitis be reduced to some level, by use of medicines or any medical treatment?

Can't the after effects of meningitis be reduced to some level, by use of medicines or any medical treatment?

Yes: Bacterial meningitis can be treated with antibiotics. Death and neurological complications can occur but treatment with antibiotics can reduce this risk. ...Read more

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What kind of therapy is there to treat the after effects remained by meningitis like cognition problem and others? Isn't there any medicines?

What kind of therapy is there to treat the after effects remained by meningitis like cognition problem and others? Isn't there any medicines?

Maybe, maybe not: Treating the after effects of brain injury is somewhat difficult. Once the inflammation associated with the infection is gone, the baseline pattern of damage is revealed. Neuropsychologists can test and reveal the impaired functions. Impaired alertness can sometimes benefit from medication, but there are no specific treatments that can repair nerves destroyed during the illness. ...Read more

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Some cognition prblm and some mental retardation due to bacterial meningitis. Is not there any treatment or therapy or medicine for this?

Some cognition prblm and some mental retardation due to bacterial meningitis. Is not there any treatment or therapy or medicine for this?

Unfotunately no: The brain structural damage is permanent. The only hope is that that remaining brain may adequately compensate for ability to function in life. Try caffeine tablet 100 mgm as a test to see if any improvement in mental cognition occur for next 3-4 hours. If so then give caffeine tablets life long. ...Read more

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Can baclofen 10 mg thrice and tizanidine 2 mg twice daily make a person drowsy? 22 years old fiancee is advised with these for spasm with TB medicine after TB meningitis. Can this slow her recovery??

Can baclofen 10 mg thrice and tizanidine 2 mg twice daily make a person drowsy? 22 years old fiancee is advised with these for spasm with TB medicine after TB meningitis. Can this slow her recovery??

Yes: Sorry, here in US I've never seen a case of TB meningitis but those are HEFTY doses of meds. I've had pts tell me that 2 mg of tizanidine once a day all by itself made them intolerably drowsy. It shouldn't delay recovery but I wouldn't be surprised if she spent her recovery in a fairly torpid state. ...Read more

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If a toddler had bacterial meningitis with a high fever when their fever went down with medicine would they feel better or still be really sick?

If a toddler had bacterial meningitis with a high fever when their fever went down with medicine would they feel better or still be really sick?

Good sign: The improvement in fever is a good sign, but there still may be a lot of inflammation preset. Speak to her doctor for regular update of her condition. ...Read more

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Can obstructive aqueduct hydrocephalus after TB meningitis be cured with medicines? Lateral & third ventricles are dilated wid chronic locuna infarcts

Can obstructive aqueduct hydrocephalus after TB meningitis be cured with medicines? Lateral & third ventricles are dilated wid chronic locuna infarcts

TB meningitis: This devastating disease can produce brain infarctions by involvement of penetrating blood vessels and that is common in this illness. It also produces a basilar arachnoiditis which often results in obstructive hydrocephaly and this usually requires CSF shunting, commonly a ventriculoperitoneal shunt. See a neurosurgeon. Good luck. ...Read more

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Heard BIIB033 or rHlgM22 is being tested for remyelination. Can it help my 23 old gf who is facing spasm and weakness in one leg and arm even after 1 yr of TB meningitis? Is this drug available?

Heard BIIB033 or rHlgM22 is being tested for remyelination. Can it help my 23 old gf who is facing spasm and weakness in one leg and arm even after 1 yr of TB meningitis? Is this drug available?

Study: This would likely be part of a study. Ask your doctor to review any studies she is eligible for and see if she can be enrolled. All the best and I hope you find a treatment that will help. ...Read more

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Whether levofloxacin shud b used wid hzre for TB meningitis patients and for hw long? For chronic lacunar infarcts and hydrocephalus furosimide could be given or some other drug. Want a second opinion

Whether levofloxacin shud b used wid hzre for TB meningitis patients and for hw long? For chronic lacunar infarcts and hydrocephalus furosimide could be given or some other drug. Want a second opinion

A mix up: You threw a lot of things in the same pot, so I am not sure I quite understand all what you said. First, Levofloxacin is not used as a first or second line medication in the us for the treatment of tb. Lacunar infarcts are not normally treated with furosemide. Furosemide may potentially be used for hydrocephalus but that's not the treatment for that. It may be used symptomatically at times. ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Neonatal (Definition)

The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth. Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the ...Read more


Dr. Edward Evans
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Newborn Meningitis (Definition)

In a newborn of the lining of the brain. It could be caused ...Read more