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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Purulent meningitis is induced by purulent bacterial infection, manifesting as turbid cerebrospinal fluid with a large amount of cells especially white blood cells, increased protein level and low sugar and chloride content.
The examination results of LDH, CK and LA between the two groups: The examination results of the cerebrospinal fluid demonstrated that, the LDH concentration of the tubercular meningitis group was the highest, the CK concentration of the purulent meningitis group was the highest, and the LA concentration of the tubercular meningitis group and purulent meningitis group was higher than the other two groups.
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).
CSF abnormalities compatible with purulent meningitis were found in 31 (40%) of 77 patients who had a lumbar puncture.
In Yemen, data about purulent meningitis from another hospital in the capital and review of data from the local literature were used to estimate the rate of Hib meningitis.