cerebrospinal fever

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Synonyms for cerebrospinal fever

meningitis caused by bacteria and often fatal

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and worldwide, the programs objective is to assess the vaccines ability to help protect individuals from meningococcal meningitis, and address the worldwide needs for meningococcal disease prevention across a broad age range.
"I've always loved playing football but after catching meningococcal meningitis, I thought my playing days were gone," says Bahman.
As such, the ministry has cautioned that those citizens who have been immunised against meningococcal meningitis for a period of not more than three years and those who have been vaccinated against seasonal influenza during Umrah in 2019 and have documentation need not be vaccinated again.
After a series of blood tests, doctors diagnosed Patryk with meningococcal meningitis.
Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) is a rare type of these complications, especially in meningococcal meningitis. (2) According to Virchow's classification, causes of CVST can be categorized into three main groups according to hypercoagulation state, blood flow disturbances, and infection or inflammation.
Anyone at any age can contract meningococcal meningitis, but teens and young adults between 16 and 23 years of age are among those with an increased risk of infection, likely due to common lifestyles and behaviors among this age group, such as living or socializing in crowded conditions.
Unfortunately, awareness of the two different types of meningococcal meningitis vaccines remains low.
Symptoms of meningococcal meningitis include sudden onset of fever, headache, and stiff neck.
Thus far this year, a cumulative total of three meningococcal meningitis cases, including two deaths, have been confirmed, which is the highest among the same period since 2009, Taiwan CDC said.
The case-fatality rate was higher among patients with pneumococcal meningitis (18.2%) than among those with meningococcal meningitis (3.1%) (p = 0.01).
Around 10% of adults carry Neisseria meningitidis - the cause of meningococcal meningitis - in the back of their nose and throat with no signs or symptoms.
Conclusion: Present study highlighted that apparently clear CSF samples predominantly revealed meningococcal meningitis. It is important to note that extracellular bacterial growth in CSF is not always the primary goal of pathogenesis, therefore establishing a fact that turbidity of CSF is not the cardinal symptom for the diagnosis of bacterial meningitis.
Meningococcal meningitis represents a severe--potentially fatal--infection characterized by fever, headache, petechial rash, and vomiting.
The Chronicle understands the 19-year-old girl, whose name has not been released, died after suffering from meningococcal meningitis (group W) earlier this month.
The Chronicle understands that the 19-year-old girl, whose name has not been released, died after suffering from meningococcal meningitis (group W) earlier this month.