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  1. Meningitis (Deadly Diseases and Epidemics) by Brian Shmaefsky, 2005-04-30
  2. Meningitis (Twenty-First Century Medical Library) by Connie Goldsmith, 2007-07-31
  3. Meningitis (Diseases and People) by Edward Willett, 1999-10
  4. Meningitis (Health Aleart) by Lorrie Klosterman, 2006-09-30
  5. Meningitis (Perspectives on Diseases and Disorders)
  6. Bacterial Meningitis by Allan R. Tunkel, 2001-02-15
  7. Meningitis: 100 Maxims (100 Maxims in Neurology, 4) by Karen L. Roos, 1996-05-16
  8. Manacles of the Mind: A memoir of a minister's testimony of meningitis, miracles, and misconception by Tamela Hurtt, 2010-07-08
  9. Meningitis (Diseases and Disorders) by John Grabowski, 2006-11-08
  10. Meningitis: Diseases and Disorders (Compact Research Series) by Hal Marcovitz, 2008-08-15
  11. Epidemic Meningitis, or Cerebro-Spinal Meningitis by Alfred Stillé, 2010-10-14
  12. Tuberculous Meningitis: A Handbook for Clinicians (Oxford medical publications) by Malcolm Parsons, 1979-05-24
  13. Pyogenic Infective Diseases of the Brain and Spinal Cord: Meningitis, Abscess of Brain, Infective Sinus Thrombosis by William Macewen, 2010-04-08
  14. Meningitis im Kindesalter und Neugeborenensepsis (German Edition) by H. Isenberg, 1998-01-19

1. Meningitis - Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia
meningitis is the inflammation of the protective membranes covering the central nervous system, known collectively as the meninges. meningitis may develop
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Classification and external resources Meninges of the central nervous system: dura mater, arachnoid, and pia mater. ICD G G ICD ... MeSH Meningitis is inflammation of the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord , known collectively as the meninges . Meningitis may develop in response to a number of causes, most prominently bacteria viruses and other infectious agents, but also physical injury, cancer , or certain drugs. While some forms of meningitis are mild and resolve on their own, meningitis is a potentially serious condition due to the proximity of the inflammation to the brain and spinal cord. The potential for serious neurological damage or even death necessitates prompt medical attention and evaluation. Infectious meningitis, the most common form, is typically treated with antibiotics and requires close observation. Some forms of meningitis (such as those associated with meningococcus mumps virus or pneumococcus infections) may be prevented with immunization

2. Meningitis
meningitis is an inflammation of the membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord. It is treatable, but it can be serious, so it s important to know the
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Meningitis is an inflammation of the meninges, the membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord. It is usually caused by bacteria or viruses, but it can also be caused by certain medications or illnesses. Bacterial meningitis is rare, but is usually serious and can be life-threatening if it's not treated right away. Viral meningitis (also called aseptic meningitis ) is relatively common and far less serious. It often remains undiagnosed because its symptoms can be similar to those of the common flu.

3. Understand Meningitis And Septicaemia - Meningitis Research Foundation
Includes information on symptoms, diagnosis, after effects, scientific research and on support for those who have experienced the disease.
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Welcome to Meningitis Research Foundation's website. We fund research to prevent meningitis and septicaemia, and to improve survival rates and outcomes. We promote education and awareness to reduce death and disability, and give support to people affected. Our vision is a world free from meningitis and septicaemia. If this site helps you, please consider helping us . We rely on the generosity of the public to fund our work. If you're in the UK, listen to Dr Hilary Jones talk about the facts For those in the Republic of Ireland listen to Claire Byrne
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4. EMedicine - Meningitis : Article By Marjorie Lazoff
Dr. Marjorie Lazoff offers a detailed clinical report on its causes, symptoms, and treatment. Includes information on bacterial meningitis diagnostic and
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5. Disease Listing, Meningococcal Disease, General Info | CDC Bacterial, Mycotic Di
meningitis is usually caused by a viral or bacterial infection. For bacterial meningitis, it is also important to know which type of bacteria is causing
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meningitis — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, treatment, prevention of this brain and spinal cord inflammation.
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Meningitis is an inflammation of the membranes (meninges) and cerebrospinal fluid surrounding your brain and spinal cord, usually due to the spread of an infection. In the past, most meningitis cases occurred in children younger than 5 years. But as a result of the protection offered by current childhood vaccines, most meningitis cases now occur in young people between the ages of 15 and 24. Older adults also tend to have a higher incidence of meningitis than do young children. The cause of most cases of meningitis is a viral infection, but bacterial and fungal infections also can lead to meningitis. The severity of the inflammation and the best treatment depend on the cause of the infection. Bacterial meningitis is generally much more serious than viral meningitis, and timely treatment is necessary. Left untreated, bacterial meningitis can be fatal. If you suspect that you or someone in your family has signs or symptoms of meningitis, seek medical care right away. There's no way to tell what kind of meningitis you have without seeing your doctor and undergoing testing. NEXT: Signs and symptoms
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7. MFA - Meningitis Foundation Of America
Information about the organization as well as the disease. Includes FAQs, symptoms, treatment, prevention, recovery and support. Also has a mailing list,

8. MedlinePlus: Meningitis
meningitis is inflammation of the thin tissue that surrounds the brain and spinal cord, called the meninges. There are several types of meningitis.
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9. Meningitis-Topic Overview
Viral meningitis is fairly common. It usually does not cause serious illness. In severe cases, it can cause prolonged fever and seizures.
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10. Meningitis - National Meningitis Association
The National meningitis Association (NMA) educates parents, students, health professionals public policy makers about the dangers of meningococcal disease
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National Meningitis Association The National Meningitis Association (NMA) is a nonprofit organization founded by parents whose children have died or live with permanent disabilities from meningococcal disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends meningococcal vaccination for all adolescents 11-18 years of age. state by state. Select a State Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming Share Your Story If you or someone you know has been affected by meningococcal disease, please

11. WHO | Meningitis
Paediatric bacterial meningitis surveillance network (African Region). FACT SHEETS Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals meningitis N. meningitidis
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This page provides links to descriptions of activities, reports, news and events, as well as contacts and cooperating partners in the various WHO programmes and offices working on this topic. Also shown are links to related web sites and topics. MeSH scope note: Inflammation of the coverings of the brain and/or spinal cord, which consist of the PIA MATER; ARACHNOID; and DURA MATER. Infections (viral, bacterial, and fungal) are the most common causes of this condition, but subarachnoid hemorrhage ( HEMORRHAGES, SUBARACHNOID), chemical irritation (chemical MENINGITIS), granulomatous conditions, neoplastic conditions (e.g., carcinomatous meningitis), and other inflammatory conditions may produce this syndrome. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1994, Ch24, p6) RELATED SITES Paediatric bacterial meningitis surveillance network (African Region)
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12. Meningitis In Adults Causes, Symptoms, Treatment And Vaccine On EMedicineHealth.
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13. Meningitis And Encephalitis Fact Sheet: National Institute Of Neurological Disor
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... Meningitis y Encefalitis Table of Contents (click to jump to sections) What is meningitis? What is encephalitis? What causes meningitis and encephalitis? Who is at risk for encephalitis and meningitis? How are these disorders transmitted? ... Where can I get more information? What is meningitis? What is encephalitis? Infections in the brain and spinal cord can cause dangerous inflammation. This inflammation can produce a wide range of symptoms, including fever, headache, or confusion and, in extreme cases, can cause brain damage, stroke, seizures, or even death. Infection of the meninges, the membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord, is called meningitis and inflammation of the brain itself is called

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What is encephalitis?
Encephalitis is an inflammation of the brain. There are many types of encephalitis, most of which are caused by infections. Most often these infections are caused by viruses. Encephalitis can also be caused by diseases that cause inflammation of the brain.
What are symptoms of encephalitis?
Symptoms of encephalitis include sudden fever headache vomiting , visual sensitivity to light, stiff neck and back, confusion, drowsiness, clumsiness, unsteady gait, and irritability. Loss of consciousness, poor responsiveness, seizures, muscle weakness, sudden severe dementia and memory loss can also be found in patients with encephalitis.

15. Meningitis - Neurologychannel
meningitis (or spinal meningitis) is an infection in the meninges and cerebrospinal fluid.

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Home Meningitis Overview, Types Overview Meningitis is inflammation of the meninges that results in swelling of brain tissue and sometimes spinal tissue (spinal meningitis). Swelling inhibits the flow of blood and oxygen to brain tissue. The characteristic symptoms of meningitis are stiff neck, severe headache, and fever.
The meninges are three ultrathin membranes that surround and protect the brain and a portion of the spinal cord: the outer membrane (dura mater), middle membrane (arachnoid), and inner membrane (pia mater). Types Meningitis is either infectious (contagious) or noninfectious. Infectious meningitis is classified as viral, bacterial, fungal, or parasitic, depending on the type of organism causing the infection.

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17. Bacterial Meningitis Facts
Bacterial meningitis is most commonly caused by one of three types of bacteria Haemophilus influenzae type b, Neisseria meningitidis, and Streptococcus
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  • Bacterial meningitis is a serious infection of the fluid in the spinal cord and the fluid that surrounds the brain. Bacterial meningitis is most commonly caused by one of three types of bacteria: Haemophilus influenzae type b, Neisseria meningitidis , and Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria. The bacteria are spread by direct close contact with the discharges from the nose or throat of an infected person. Bacterial meningitis can be treated with antibiotics. Prevention depends on use of vaccines, rapid diagnosis, and prompt treatment of close personal contacts.
What is bacterial meningitis? Meningitis is an infection of the fluid in the spinal cord and the fluid that surrounds the brain. Meningitis is usually caused by an infection with a virus or a bacterium. Knowing whether meningitis is caused by a virus or a bacterium is important because of differences in the seriousness of the illness and the treatment needed. VIRAL MENINGITIS is usually relatively mild. It clears up within a week or two without specific treatment. Viral meningitis is also called aseptic meningitis. BACTERIAL MENINGITIS is much more serious. It can cause severe disease that can result in brain damage and even death.

18. Central African Republic: Scramble To Contain Meningitis Epidemic
Aid agencies and the authorities in the Central African Republic (CAR) have joined forces to vaccinate hundreds of thousands of people at risk of meningitis
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19. ABC News: Killer Meningitis Strikes Again
The student s case of meningococcal meningitis developed so fast that he died within a day of starting to feel sick, relatives and health officials said.

20. Chapter 4 - Meningococcal Disease - Yellow Book | CDC Travelers' Health
Travelers to the meningitis belt during the dry season should be advised to The signs and symptoms of meningococcal meningitis are similar to those of
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    Meningococcal disease is an acute bacterial infection characterized by sudden onset with fever, intense headache, nausea, vomiting, stiff neck, and, frequently, a rash with pink macules that develops petechiae (1). Formerly, the case-fatality ratio exceeded 50%, but early diagnosis, modern therapy, and supportive measures have lowered the case-fatality ratio to about 10% in developed countries. Among survivors, 11%-19% have long-term sequelae, including hearing loss, neurologic disability, or limb loss (2). Up to 10% of populations in countries with endemic disease carry Neisseria meningitidis asymptomatically in the nose and throat (3).

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