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Why is bacterial meningitis worse than viral meningitis?

Why is bacterial meningitis worse than viral meningitis?

Bacteria more: Destructive. This is a difference in the biology of the pathogenicity of bacteria vs. Viruses. Bacteria induce stronger inflammatory response, release more toxins, enzymes etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Gutti Rao
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Viral Meningitis (Definition)

Viral meningitis is inflammation of the tissues in the brain and spinal cord that is caused most commonly by enteroviruses. Viral meningitis is not usually as severe as bacterial meningitis and usually resolves without any treatment. However, viral meningitis that is caused by the herpes virus can be life threatening if left untreated. Symptoms include fever, neck stiffness, ...Read more


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Why is bacterial meningitis worse than viral meningitis?

Why is bacterial meningitis worse than viral meningitis?

Many reasons: Bacterial menningitis usually results in pus in the meninges which causes damage it also affects the blood vessels which can cause strokes. ...Read more

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What distinguishes bacterial meningitis from viral meningitis?

What distinguishes bacterial meningitis from viral meningitis?

Testing: During the primary workup for the presenting illness the fluid from the spinal tap is sent for various tests. These will determine in most cases the type of meningitis. ...Read more

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Facial pain, fever up to 103 (fever has stopped), yellow watery nasal discharge, cough, greenish brown sputum. Sinus infection and/or bronchitis?

Facial pain, fever up to 103 (fever has stopped), yellow watery nasal discharge, cough, greenish brown sputum. Sinus infection and/or bronchitis?

Possibly: Or you may be getting over a cold. As a cold improves the nasal secretions get thicker and a little yellow. If you are coughing up thick brown sputum with a deep cough i would be more concerned about a bacterial pneumonia or possibly bronchitis. Most bronchitis is viral and happens as the last part of a cold .If not improving see your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes viral meningitis?

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What causes viral meningitis?

A number of viruses: Fairly common ones are enteroviruses, varicella, and mumps virus. ...Read more

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What causes viral meningitis infection?

What causes viral meningitis infection?

Dozens of things: Influenza, parainfluenza, adenovirus, enterovirus, poliovirus, western equine encephalitis, eastern equin encehaplitis virus, st. Louis encephalitis virus, west nile virus, measles virus and varicella zoster virus just to name a few. ...Read more

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Is viral meningitis infectious?

Is viral meningitis infectious?

Very variable: There is a very large number of viruses that can cause meningitis, most are not infectious. See this site for more info. http://www.cdc.gov/meningitis/viral.html. ...Read more

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Is pale yellow stools normal im on antibiotics atm due to ear infectiion?

Is pale yellow stools normal im on antibiotics atm due to ear infectiion?

Stool changes: Yes, antibiotics are well known to cause changes in your bowels, because they kill off the normal bacteria that live in our intestines to help us digest our food. You can see a change in color, texture, frequency. Stay well-hydrated. It can take a few weeks before the bowels go back to "normal" after finishing the antibiotics. ...Read more

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Whats green diarrhea mean ? Virus?

Whats green diarrhea mean ? Virus?

Green diarrhea: Green diarrhea has no significance. You can have various shades of stool colors for no particular reason. ...Read more

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He got flu & stuffed nosy, light cough, eating very little, may b due to throat infection, no fever.

He got flu & stuffed nosy, light cough, eating very little, may b due to throat infection, no fever.

Be checked: Poor eating is often due to pain. Clear his nasal passages with gentle saline to help with breathing. Give him a dose of Tylenol (acetaminophen). Because of the poor intake he should be assessed. All the best and I hope he feels better. ...Read more

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How will a doctor differentiate viral respiratory infection from bacterial infection? Signs are fever cough congestion, no sore throat - 4 days.

How will a doctor differentiate viral respiratory infection from bacterial infection? Signs are fever cough congestion, no sore throat - 4 days.

Usually easy: Normal w/ viral uri's to have a temp up to 72 hrs. If u have sore throat it's very unlikely to be strep when u also have cough/congestion (not always the case with kids). Flu is peaking now (in us) classic symptoms are high temp congestion, body aches, +\-sore throat or cough. If u r feeling unusually ill or measured temp exceeds 3 days u should be seen (sooner if u have chronic health cond. ...Read more

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High fever sore throat, skin sores, painless after fever broke, white blood cells fighting virus?, then died, harmless? Treatment?Antibiotics ness.?

High fever sore throat, skin sores, painless after fever broke, white blood cells fighting virus?, then died, harmless? Treatment?Antibiotics ness.?

See your physician : Skin rash with fever can be due to numerous potential viral or bacterial infections. See your primary care physician or a dermatologist for a work up including further lab work, cultures, and possible skin biopsy. This will hopefully guide treatment. ...Read more

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Sore throat, lost voice, vomiting bile, thick phlegm... Feeling achy and unwell does this sound like viral/ bacterial infection or any other ideas..

Dr. David Kam Dr. Kam
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Sore throat, lost voice, vomiting bile, thick phlegm... Feeling achy and unwell does this sound like viral/ bacterial infection or any other ideas..

Thick phlegm: If you cough up purulent mucous, it could be bronchitis or pneumonia, . The lost of voice is from laryngitis. You may have the flu. See your primary care doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What viruses cause viral hearing loss?

What viruses cause viral hearing loss?

Herpes viruses: The consensus is that herpes family of viruses are the cause of acute hearing loss. Other viruses can as well. ...Read more

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What's viral meningitis really?

What's viral meningitis really?

Infection of brain: Viral meningitis is an infection of the brain and spinal tissues caused by one of many viral infections, some of which can be treated with anti-viral medication. It is a serious illness but less likely to cause permanent complications or death than bacterial meningitis. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Meningitis (Definition)

Infection and inflammation of the membranes lining the brain and spinal cord. Can be caused by viruses, ...Read more


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Aseptic Meningitis (Definition)

There will be no growth on the cerebrospinal fluid culture. This is mostly ...Read more