How often is viral meningitis diagnosed in college kids?

11 per 100,000. The above stat is quoted as the overall incidence of viral meningitis in various studies with the incidence being the highest in younger children and declining with age.

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How is viral meningitis treated in college kids?

Supportive care. Uncomplicated viral meningitis is treated generally as an outpatient with supportive care only such as tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin for fever and/or pain. Any person showing more severe symptoms, neurologic complications, or other concerning symptom is admitted to the hospital for specific treatments for their complications. Read more...

What should I do if two kids at school have been diagnosed with viral meningitis, and I don't want to contract this disease?

Avoid/vaccine. The short term answer is avoid them until their illness resolves. The longer-term answer is to get vaccinated against the disease. Read more...
Meningitis. Are these kids yours that you need to take care of? For viral meningitis there is no preventive medications. Only universal precautions can be observed to prevent the spread. Read more...

Hello doctors, can viral meningitis affect motor skills or brain function in child?

Depends on the virus. The majority of viruses produce mild to moderate symptoms during the illness and rare if any long term complications. However, herpes virus can produce major damage and long term complications (CP,Death).It can occur in the newborn period or later in life with a variable level of intensity.It attacks both the brain coverings (meninges) and the brain substance (encephalitis). Read more...

I had viral meningitis as a baby and was diagnosed with hyper sensitive hearing as a young child. Doesn't Meningitis cause hearing loss?

Meningitis . Yes, bacterial meningitis is the most common cause of deafness in children. Viral meningitis usually has no long term effects, except certain viruses such as for example mumps that can cause meningitis/encephalitis and deafness . Read more...
Sometimes. Hearing loss is an occasional complication of meningitis or the toxic effect of medications used to treat it. Your increased sensitivity to sound may have nothing to do with the meningitis. Read more...

What medical problems can viral meningitis lead to?

Viral meningitis. Viral meningitis can produce a wide variety of medical problems. Some patients are relatively asymptomatic, whereas others require hospitalization for severe headache, dehydration, altered mental status, and seizures. In severe cases, patients may require intensive care, and can have long term neurologic problems. Read more...