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infectious disease characterized by inflammation of the meninges (the tissues that surround the brain or spinal cord) usually caused by a bacterial infection

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Lane County Public Health was notified of Pagenstecher's condition, and the probability that she was suffering from bacterial meningitis, also known as meningococcal disease, about 4:15 p.
Researchers scanned data from more than 17 million people and found that the incidence of bacterial meningitis in the United States had fallen by 31 percent from 1998 to 2007, researchers report in the May 26 New England Journal of Medicine.
The researcher says that these findings suggest that disruption or modulation of this interaction of bacterial adhesins with the receptor might offer unexpectedly broad protection against bacterial meningitis, and may provide a therapeutic target for the prevention and treatment of disease.
Jacob said the man died from invasive meningococcal disease, one of the many forms of bacterial meningitis.
Acute bacterial meningitis is one of the most severe infectious diseases, causing neurologic sequelae and accounting for an estimated 171,000 deaths worldwide per year (1,2).
Meningococcal septicaemia is a type of blood poisoning which is brought on by the same bacteria that cause the most common form of bacterial meningitis.
CHICAGO -- The use of dexamethasone therapy either before or with the first dose of standard antibiotics was associated with a favorable outcome in adults with community-acquired bacterial meningitis, according to preliminary data from a prospective nationwide cohort of 154 Dutch patients.
In conjunction with other laboratory tests, the Xpert EV test is the first fully automated medical diagnostic test that isolates and amplifies viral genetic material present in a patient's cerebrospinal fluid to aid doctors in discerning between viral meningitis and the less-common but more severe version of bacterial meningitis.
Bacterial Meningitis and Meningococcal Disease are most common in children and there are over 1,000 cases reported each year in children under five.
Meningitis UK warns that traditionally the number of cases of bacterial meningitis and meningococcal septicaemia dramatically rises through the winter months, peaking in February.
Recurrent bacterial meningitis occurring five years after closed head injury and caused by an intranasal post-traumatic meningo-encephalocele.
Lewis, a junior, died Monday from what is presumed to be bacterial meningitis.
Fortunately, he didn't have bacterial meningitis but the non-contagious viral infection.
He was diagnosed as suffering acute bacterial meningitis caused by a staph infection and was treated with antibiotics.
The youngster was first laid low by bacterial meningitis at the age of five.