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Bacterial Meningitis

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by McCoy K

(Spinal Meningitis)

 

Diagnosis

Your doctor will ask about your symptoms and medical history. A physical exam will be done.
Tests may include the following:
Imaging tests of the brain and spinal cord may be done with an MRI scan or CT scan.
 

RESOURCES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
http://www.cdc.gov

Meningitis Foundation of American
http://www.meningitisfoundationofamerica.org

 

CANADIAN RESOURCES

Health Canada
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca

Meningitis Research Foundation of Canada
http://www.meningitis.ca

 

References


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Lumbar puncture. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated May 31, 2012. Accessed May 30, 2014.


Meningitis and encephalitis fact sheet. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke website. Available at: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/encephalitis%5Fmeningitis/detail%5Fencephalitis%5Fmeningitis.htm. Updated April 16, 2014. Accessed May 30, 2014.


Meningococcal disease. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/meningococcal/about/index.html. Updated April 1, 2014. Accessed May 30, 2014.


Meningococcal vaccine. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated January 12, 2014. Accessed May 30, 2014.


Weisfelt M, de Gans J, et al. Community-acquired bacterial meningitis in alcoholic patients. PLoS One. 2010;5(2):e9102.


10/2/2009 DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Updated recommendation from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) for revaccination of persons at prolonged increased risk for meningococcal disease. MMWR. 2009;58(37):1042-1043.


4/22/2011 DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed: Lee CC, Middaugh NA, Howie SR, Ezzati M. Association of secondhand smoke exposure with pediatric invasive bacterial disease and bacterial carriage: a systematic review and meta-analysis. PLoS Med. 2010;7(12).


1/2/2014 DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed: Zalmanovici T, Fraser A, et al. Antibiotics for preventing meningococcal infections. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2013;10:CD004785.

 

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