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ALLMedicine™ Viral Meningitis Center

Research & Reviews  134 results

Normal Values for Cerebrospinal Fluid in Neonates: A Systematic Review.
Neonatology Zimmermann P, Curtis N

Nov 25th, 2021 - The diagnosis of neonatal meningitis often rests on microscopic and biochemical findings in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). There is ongoing uncertainty about age-related normal values for CSF findings in neonates, and many previous studies have in...

Infectious Meningitis and Encephalitis.
Neurologic Clinics; Bystritsky RJ, Chow FC

Nov 21st, 2021 - Infectious meningitis and encephalitis are associated with significant morbidity and mortality worldwide. Acute bacterial meningitis is rapidly fatal and early recognition and institution of therapy are imperative. Viral meningitis is typically a ...

Meningitis Clinical Presentation

Nov 16th, 2021 - History Only about 44% of adults with bacterial meningitis exhibit the classic triad of fever, headache, and neck stiffness. [10] These symptoms can develop over several hours or over 1 to 2 days. In a large prospective study of 696 cases of adult...


Nov 16th, 2021 - Practice Essentials Meningitis is a clinical syndrome characterized by inflammation of the meninges. Acute bacterial meningitis. This axial nonenhanced computed tomography scan shows mild ventriculomegaly and sulcal effacement. Signs and symptoms ...

Tuberculous Meningitis Treatment & Management

Nov 10th, 2021 - Approach Considerations Multidrug antitubercular antibiotic therapy is considered the mainstay of treatment in tuberculous meningitis (TBM), however the optimal duration is unclear, and the efficacy of drugs may be limited due to variable CSF pene...

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Guidelines  1 results

The UK joint specialist societies guideline on the diagnosis and management of acute me...
The Journal of Infection; McGill F, Heyderman RS et. al.

Feb 5th, 2016 - Bacterial meningitis and meningococcal sepsis are rare conditions with high case fatality rates. Early recognition and prompt treatment saves lives. In 1999 the British Infection Society produced a consensus statement for the management of immunoc...

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Clinicaltrials.gov  1 results

Procalcitonin (PCT) as a Diagnostic Marker of Bacterial Infection in the Patients Admitted for Fever and/or Inflammatory Syndrome to the Internal Medicine Department

Jan 23rd, 2019 - Levels of PCT (a marker of bacterial infection) are highest during sepsis: in fact, PCT is normally produced by the C cells in the thyroid gland. PCT was initially studied by Assicot1 for distinguishing between bacterial meningitis and viral menin...

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News  24 results

Novel Virus Targeting Deadly Brain Tumors Shows Early Promise

Sep 22nd, 2021 - A novel virus engineered to target malignant gliomas, which are particularly aggressive brain tumors, may prolong survival, according to a recent phase 1 study. The findings, published June 29 in The Lancet Oncology, show early promise in targetin...

‘Substantial burden’ of enterovirus meningitis in young infants
Bruce Jancin

Aug 16th, 2019 - LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA – A prospective international surveillance study has provided new insights into the surprisingly substantial clinical burden of viral meningitis caused by enteroviruses and human parechoviruses in young infants, Seilesh Kadamba.

Delays in Meningitis Dx Hinders Care in U.K. Adults

Jun 29th, 2018 - Delays in diagnosing and correctly treating viral meningitis in British adults were linked with less specific identification of meningitis and longer hospital stays for patients, researchers found. Compared with for patients with a delayed lumbar ...

Can a Newborn Contract Meningitis From a Kiss?

Jul 19th, 2017 - The parents of a month-old baby announced Monday that their child died just days after being diagnosed with viral meningitis caused by HSV-1. The Iowa couple, whose plight made national news, say the disease was most likely given to the baby girl ...

Fast Five Quiz: What Do You Know About Meningitis?

Aug 9th, 2016 - Enteroviruses account for more than 85% of all cases of viral meningitis. They are part of the viral family Picornaviridae ("pico" for small, "rna" for ribonucleic acid) and include echoviruses, coxsackie viruses A and B, polioviruses, and the num...

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Patient Education  2 results see all →