purulent meningitis


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purulent meningitis

Infectious disease Acute inflammation of the meninges, which often extends to the brain and ventricles, causing ventriculitis Etiology Bacteria, fungi, rarely parasites Clinical Headache, stiff neck or back, N&V Lab CSF pleocytosis, ↑↑↑ PMNs Management Antibiotics Prognosis A function of response to antibiotics. Cf Aseptic meningitis.
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Etiologic analyses for 60 cases of purulent meningitis [in Chinese].
Haemophilus influenzae type b conjugate vaccine impact against purulent meningitis in Rwanda.
Because not all suspected meningitis cases had a LP, the incidence of purulent meningitis cannot be accurately estimated.
suis infection may occur in humans, the most common clinical manifestations included purulent meningitis, septicemia, arthritis, and endocarditis; some infections lead to sequelae such as deafness and ataxia (5-7).