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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Can mastoiditis lead to spinal meningitis?

Can mastoiditis lead to spinal meningitis?

Yes: It's very rare, but infection in the mastoid can lead to infection of the brain covering or meningitis. True mastoiditis is exceedingly rare and often ct scans and MRI scans which show inflammation in the mastoids are incorrectly interpreted as "mastoiditis.". ...Read more

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Can spinal meningitis be spread through contact?

Can spinal meningitis be spread through contact?

Depends: Meningitis means inflammation of the tissues around the brain and spinal column. When caused by infection transmission from person to person depends upon which organism is the causative agent. Neisseria meningitidis (meningococcus) may be highly communicable with close contact. Epidemics seen in institutions, military training camps, schools and within family units. ...Read more

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Long term effects of spinal meningitis?

Spinal meningitis: Long term effects of spinal meningitis are related to how severe the infection was to the patient. A mild or even moderate infection can leave no long term effects. In the more severe and prolonged cases of meningitis the effects can be potentially severe. Early and aggressive antibiotic therapy is key to reducing long term effects. ...Read more

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How can spinal meningitis affect older adults?

How can  spinal meningitis affect older adults?

Dangerous: In the elderly, the flagrant fever, stiff neck, etc, may be relatively absent or minimal, and perhaps only the acute onset of confusion and disorientation, with headache, may be witnessed. However, as insidious as the presentation may be, a bacterial meningitis by even a bug such as listeria, can be deadly, without appropriate antibiotics. ...Read more

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What can be permanent damage caused by spinal meningitis?

Scarring: Scar tissue around nerves and brain which can cause extremity pain, back pain, cognitive deficits and seizures. ...Read more

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Spinal meningitis my sister was diagnosed. Which kind is dangerous?

Spinal meningitis my sister was diagnosed. Which kind is dangerous?

Bacterial especially: All forms of bacterial meningitis are dangerous, some moreso than others. By contrast most cases of viral meningitis lead to rather benign, self-limiting disease. ...Read more

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Could a 16 year of get deaf from spinal meningitis?

Possibly: This would be a rare complication of spinal meningitis. However the spinal meninges connect to the brain and therefore meningitis may effect the cranial nerves. ...Read more

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Why can spinal meningitis cause hearing loss?

Cochlea damage: Sensorineural hearing loss develops during the earliest stages of meningitis. Permanent deafness is rare but 10% of patients have rapidly reversible cochlear dysfunction. This may progress to permanent deafness if not treated promptly. The cochlea is identified as the site of the lesion in both the permanent sensorineural and reversible impairments. ...Read more

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Where can I go to learn more about spinal meningitis treatment?

Where can I go to learn more about spinal meningitis treatment?

Medscape,nih: There several spinal meningitis with several treatment options----if you want to know all search pubmed. ...Read more

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I've recently received an epidural steroid injection. In light of recent news should I be e worried about spinal meningitis?

I've recently received an epidural steroid injection. In light of recent news should I be e worried about spinal meningitis?

Depends on location: The contaminated steroid was distributed to outpatient facilities in 23 states and the list of the states and where they went in those states can be found at the cdc website, cdc.Gov. If you can't find the info, let me know. ...Read more

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How common is brain damage from spinal meningitis?

See below: Unfortunately it does occur and is more common in patients with delay in treatment. ...Read more

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How do you get spinal meningitis?

How do you get spinal meningitis?

Susceptable/exposed: A variety of germs that cause meningitis can be carried by healthy folks in their nose& throat & these folks never get ill. They can pass it on to their environment thru secretions or droplets of a sneeze. A susceptable person then acquires the germ and it invades their system, often thru the sensitive linings of the nasal passages.We're not sure why some get sick & some don't. ...Read more

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Is spinal meningitis common? It seems really scary.

Not common: Fortunately it is not common and with the introduction of the vaccine it has become even less common. ...Read more

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Is spinal meningitis very contagious?

Is spinal meningitis very contagious?

No: Viral meningitis is an unusual complication of a mild viral illness. Meningococcal meningitis causes epidemics in boot camps and college dorms, but the other bacterial meningitis family members aren't catching. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of spinal meningitis, and how fast can it kill you?

Meningitis: Generally meningitis presents with fever, sensitivity to light and sound, headache, stiff neck, nausea and vomiting, changes in mentation and possibly localizing neurological abnormalities, and alterations in sensorium. Depending on the patient's age, underlying illness and the specific organism death can occur within hours of onset, and in the case of chronic disease may be weeks or longer. ...Read more

Dr. Kevin Daus
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Spinal Meningitis (Definition)

Photophobia is eye discomfort in bright light. The discomfort of light sensitivity can be reduced by avoiding sunlight, closing the eyes, wearing dark glasses, or darkening the room. However, the cause for the light sensitivity should be determined, since proper treatment may cure the problem. Seek urgent medical attention if pain is moderate to ...Read more


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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