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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)

Meningitis occurs when 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 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 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 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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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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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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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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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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