Archive for the ‘Meningitis’ Category
The viral infection does not always require hospitalization and, in milder cases, it allows recovery at home. The treatment relieves symptoms, which refer gradually and is taking medication, rest and fluid intake. By contrast, in bacterial meningitis, usually caused by pneumococci, the treatment is carried out with intravenous antibiotics as soon as possible, and liquids to replace lost energy and corticosteroid drugs to reduce inflammation of the meninges. To complications such as seizures, lower blood pressure or respiratory failure, additional treatments are applied.
If left untreated these complications can develop long-term sequelae such as hearing or vision problems, learning problems, or even cardiovascular disease. However, if it can tackle the disease at an early stage, sufferers often recover completely. Read the rest of this entry »
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New evidence for the early diagnosis of this disease would reduce complications and mortality rate.
Bacterial or viral infection of the meninges can be very dangerous if diagnosis is delayed. It is estimated that one in ten patients may die because of this. While identifying the symptoms prior to their development is essential, some, such as headache, pale cold hands and feet are not early signs of pathology, as he thinks most of the population.
Lower limb pain, confusion, stiff neck and sensitivity to light in children are the main warning signs of meningitis, according to a new study published in the British Journal of General Practice. “The study, conducted by researchers at the Royal College of General Practitioners in the UK of more than 1,000 British children, ensures that significant considered before other symptoms such as headache, pale cold hands or feet are not necessary to predict diagnosis. Read the rest of this entry »