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Dr. Willam Lau
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Meningococcal Disease (Overview)

Meningococcal disease is an infection by the bacteria known as Neisseria meningitidis, which can spread throughout the body, including the fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord.


Dr. Willam Lau
52 doctors shared insights

Meningococcal Disease (Overview)

Meningococcal disease is an infection by the bacteria known as Neisseria meningitidis, which can spread throughout the body, including the fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord.


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How does meningococcal disease spread?

Meningococcal diseas: The disease is spread person-to-person through the exchange of respiratory and throat secretions- Meningococcal bacteria can't live for more than a few minutes outside the body, so the disease is not spread as easily as the common cold or influenza. ...Read more

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Managing Peripheral Vascular Disease (Checklist)

Try to continue walking
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Make sure risk factors are addressed (blood pressure, cholesterol)
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Inspect your feet daily -- call your MD with any wounds
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What are the symptoms of meningococcal disease?

What are the symptoms of meningococcal disease?

Sick fast: Fever (high) , headache, muscle pain, anxiety, lethargy, shock, loss of consciousness, and the "rash." petechia (small round blood spots) and purpura (large irregular purple splotches). The inclosed picture is an end stage of the rash. Death occurs frequently with meningiococcal disease. If you are suspicious that you have this problem, seek medical care immediately. ...Read more

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What are the signs of meningococcal disease?

What are the signs of  meningococcal disease?

Meningococal disease: The signs may very from feffver, rashes, irritability, heaadache, listlesnesss, lethargy, cold symptoms. Never try to daignose this at home thoguh. Seek medcial advise right away if you suspect this. Teh infection spread and profgresses very rapidly and the best outcomes are wehn treatment begins early on. ...Read more

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Living with Lyme Disease (Checklist)

Consult an infectious disease doctor.
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Treat symptoms
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See a specialist to treat the area where the symptoms are worst
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How do doctors diagnose meningococcal disease?

How do doctors diagnose meningococcal disease?

Lp: An LP looking for increased white cells and low glucose levels. Gram stains will show the organisms. ...Read more

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What are the tests for meningococcal disease?

What are the tests for meningococcal disease?

Many: Blood, spinal fluid, urine, skin tests. See: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002325/. ...Read more

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Living with Polycystic Kidney Disease (Checklist)

Reduce stress in your life: Stress causes cysts to grow faster
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Adequate daily fluid intake is a requirement for all patients with PKD
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Is there a name of the organism that causes meningococcal disease?

Is there a name of the organism that causes meningococcal disease?

N.meningitis: The specific name of the germ is neisseria meningitis which has about 13 or so separate strains based on characteristics of its cell wall. Five strains are generally implicated in the meningitis or blood poisoning(sepsis) world wide. ...Read more

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