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What is the definition of Bacterial Meningitis?
Bacterial meningitis is a serious disease characterized an inflammation of fluid and membranes (meninges) surrounding the brain and spinal cord. Bacterial meningitis can be caused by several types of bacteria, such as Streptococcus pneumoniae, Group B Streptococcus, Neisseria meningitidis, Haemophilus influenzae, and Listeria monocytogenes, as well as sinus and ear infections. While most people recover from bacterial meningitis, the disease can be fatal and cause permanent disabilities, such as brain damage, hearing loss, and learning disabilities.
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What are the symptoms of Bacterial Meningitis?
Symptoms of bacterial meningitis include a sudden onset of fever, headache, and a stiff neck. Other symptoms of bacterial meningitis may include lack of appetite, nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light (photophobia), excessive sleepiness, and confusion. Symptoms of bacterial meningitis in newborns and infants may include high fever, lethargy, difficulty waking, irritability, constant crying, vomiting, poor feeding, and a bulging fontanelle (soft spot on head). Late symptoms of bacterial meningitis may include seizures and coma.
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What are the current treatments for Bacterial Meningitis?
Bacterial meningitis can be fatal and should be treated early. Treatment for bacterial meningitis may include intravenous antibiotics and corticosteroids to prevent serious complications, such as seizures and coma. Drainage of any infected sinuses or mastoids (bones behind outer ear) may also be required.
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What are the latest Bacterial Meningitis Clinical Trials?
Validation of a Predictive Rule for the Diagnosis of Viral Meningitis in Adult Emergency Departments

Summary: Meningitis is the development of an inflammatory reaction in the meningeal space, most often of infectious origin. Many pathogens can cause meningitis, the severity of which varies greatly. Patients presenting with a febrile meningeal syndrome are most often managed in the emergency room, where the challenge for physicians is to quickly differentiate bacterial and viral meningitis. Viral meningiti...

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Serum Testing of Representative Youngsters: Sero- Epidemiological Survey of England in 2019/2020

Summary: This is a pilot study to assess the feasibility of establishing a national sero-epidemiological survey in England in individuals aged 0-24 years, focusing on assessing humoral immunity against diphtheria, Group C invasive meningococcus and SARS-CoV-2. The investigators will recruit 2800 to 3800 individuals, divided into three groups: Group one (N= 2300): This will include all age groups (0-24years...

What are the Latest Advances for Bacterial Meningitis?
A Clinical Case of Delayed Posttraumatic Frontal Sinus Cerebrospinal Fluid Leakage Management Via External Surgical Approach.
Racemose neurocysticercosis simulating tuberculous meningitis.
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Intravenous plus intraventricular tigecycline-amikacin therapy for the treatment of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae ventriculitis: A case report.