Bacterial Meningitis

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Bacterial Meningitis

Bacterial meningitis is treated with antibiotics.When the specific bacteria are identified, your doctor may decide to change antibiotics.In addition, it will be important to replenish fluids lost from loss of appetite, sweating, vomiting and diarrhea.

Most often causes for bacterial meningitis are common in the environment and can also be found in your nose and respiratory system without causing any harm. In other case it may occurs after a head injury or after you have had an infection and your immune system is weakened.

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The Disease Acute bacterial meningitis is the most common form of meningitis. Approximately 80 percent of all cases are acute bacterial meningitis. Bacterial meningitis can be life threatening. The infection can cause the tissues around the brain to swell. This in turn interferes with blood flow and can result in paralysis or even stroke.

SymptomsThe symtoms are to watch out for are high fevers, and an inability to lower your chin to your chest due to stiffness in the neck. With their fever they may begin vomiting. For older children and adults confusion, irritability, increasing drowsiness. Seizures and stroke may occur.

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Treatment for Bacterial Meningitus

Causes of Infectious Disease

Approximately 600 – 1,000 people contract meningococcal disease in the U.S. each year.Among those who survive, approximately 1 in 5 live with permanent disabilities, such as brain damage, hearing loss, loss of kidney function or limb amputations.

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