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What is Nonpyogenic Meningitis was on my EEG?

What is Nonpyogenic Meningitis was on my EEG?

Meningitis: meningitis means inflamed tiny blood vessels of the brain. Nonpyogenic means it is not caused by an infection. That usually resolves fairly quickly. You did not mention why you had the tests done, but if the symptoms get better over next week or two, you should take a deep breath and do something to celebrate being healthy.

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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Do you give a 7 year old a meningitis shot in the u.S.?

Do you give a 7 year old a meningitis shot in the u.S.?

See below: Current recommendation is for the first Menactra vaccine at 11 years of age and a booster at 16 years of age.

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How is meningitis diagnosed?

How is meningitis diagnosed?

By LP: The only way to diagnose meningitis is by looking at cerebral spinal fluid collected by a lumbar puncture. Thanks for asking.

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What are meningitis symptoms?

What are meningitis symptoms?

Meningitis symptoms: Avoiding light due to the pain it causes. Headaches neck pain and stiffness fever nausea vision changes nausea death - [its really really serious].

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How would manage meningitis?

How would manage meningitis?

Depends: It depends on the tyoe of meningitis. Some need antibiotics, some just pain relief and time.

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What are symptoms of Meningitis?

What are symptoms of Meningitis?

Several: There are several usual features. Headache, fever, stiff neck, altered consciousness and possibly seizures.

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What is the origin of meningitis?

Infection: It is infection of the lining of the brain and spinal cord caused by bacteria or virus.

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How to know if I have meningitis?

How to know if I have meningitis?

LP: When meningitis is suspected one needs to look at the spinal fluid. First get a ct of the head in most cases to exclude a mass lesion or abcess in the brain. Then a spinal tap is performed. The pressure of the fluid is checked as well as the fluid itself for excess proteine, low sugar, the presence of blood or excessive white blood cells and bacteria. Test / culture for fungi, bacteria ; viruses.

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Are there hereditary forms of meningitis?

Not specificly: Heredity dose play a role in some forms of immune deficiency. Children with an inherited immune defects are more at risk for meningitis & other severe infections. Some may be more prone to specific germs than others. Some are less successful at fighting an infection if they occur. That said, meningitis is not passed like eye color or sickle cell.

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What is the likelihood of catching meningitis?

Slim: Unless you are exposed to someone that has meningitis. Depending on the type meningitis can be contagious.

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I'm scared I have meningitis! Please please help me!?

I'm scared I have meningitis! Please please help me!?

Meningitis Symptoms: The most common symptoms of meningitis are headache and neck stiffness associated with fever, confusion, decreased consciousness, vomiting, and an inability to tolerate light or loud noises. Children often exhibit only nonspecific symptoms, such as irritability and drowsiness. A rash may be present in some types of meningitis especially caused by Meningococcal bacteria.

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I'm scared I might have meningitis. What do I need to do?

I'm scared I might have meningitis. What do I need to do?

See your doctor.: Definitive test is spinal tap and doctor will determine need.

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Meningitis transmissibility? How transmissible is meningitis?

Meningitis transmissibility? How transmissible is meningitis?

Which kind?: The answer depends on what kind of meningitis you are referring to: bacterial meningitis, fungal meningitis, viral meningitis, parasitic meningitis & non-infectious meningitis. I’ll provide info for viral meningitis. The virus is spread person to person (fecal, respiratory secretions). However, just because you become infected with the virus doesn’t mean that you will actually develop meningitis.

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Is meningitis contagious?

Yes: Although some types are more contagious than others, the three most common types of bacterial meningitis all have vaccines available to reduce the risk. There are no vaccines for viral meningitis, but fortunately viral meningitis is typically less serious than bacterial.

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Can meningitis kill you?

Possible: Meningoccocal meningitis can be rapidly fatal. Most other causes are not as life threatening, but complications can always occur.

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Who needs the meningitis shot?

All Children: There are actually 3 meningitis vaccines. Two, Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) (pneumococcal) and hib (haemophilus), are typically given at 2, 4 and 6 months old, with a booster at 15 months old. The Meningococcal vaccine is given at 11 and 16 years old, but is also recommended for younger children if they are considered higher risk.

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How do you prevent meningitis?

How do you prevent meningitis?

Immunization: There are immunizations available for common strains of the bacteria that cause meningococcal and pneumococcal meningitis and H Influenza meningitis. Another consideration is avoiding contact with suspected cases. There are antibiotics given to those with contact with active cases, to prevent developing meningitis.

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Is there a cure for meningitis?

Is there a cure for meningitis?

There is treatment: Inflammation of the lining of the brain is considered as meningitis. This inflammation can be caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites, chemicals, etc. Once the condition is diagnosed and the agent identified, an appropriate treatment can get rid of the condition. Followup studies can then show that the condition was "cured". Some can recur or become chronic.

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What is tuberculous meningitis?

What is tuberculous meningitis?

Infection of CNS: Although tuberculosis may start in the lungs, it can also involve multiple body organ systems. When the infection gets into spinal fluid, it creates a type of meningitis that is a true medical emergency, and can be associated with a rather poor outcome if not treated in a timely fashion.