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Aseptic Meningitis

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by Neff DM
 

Causes

The most common causes of aseptic meningitis are:
 

Prevention

To help reduce your chance of getting aseptic meningitis, take the following steps:
  • Wash your hands often, especially if you:
    • Are in close contact with a person who has an infection
    • Changed the diaper of an infant with an infection
  • If you work in a childcare or healthcare setting, clean objects and surfaces.
  • Be sure all of your vaccinations are up-to-date.
 

RESOURCES

Aseptic Meningitis.org
http://asepticmeningitis.org

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

 

CANADIAN RESOURCES

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

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

 

References


Aseptic meningitis. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed/what.php . Updated September 4, 2012. Accessed June 25, 2013.


Ginsberg L, Kidd D. Chronic and recurrent meningitis. Pract Neurol . 2008;8(6):348-361.


Jolles S, Sewell WA, Leighton C. Drug-induced aseptic meningitis: diagnosis and management. Drug Saf . 2000 Mar;22(3):215-26.


Meningococcal disease. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/meningococcal/about/index.html . Updated March 15, 2012. Accessed June 25, 2013.


Norris C, Danis P, Gardner T. Aseptic meningitis in the newborn and young infant. Am Fam Physician . 1999;59(10):2761-2770.

 

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