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Bacterial Meningitis - Meningitis

This page contains links to eMedTV Meningitis Articles containing information on subjects from Bacterial Meningitis to Meningitis. The information is organized alphabetically; the "Favorite Articles" contains the top articles on this page. Links in the box will take you directly to the articles; those same links are available with a short description further down the page.
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  • Bacterial Meningitis
    A serious condition that may result in brain damage, bacterial meningitis is considered a medical emergency. This eMedTV Web page offers an in-depth look at bacterial meningitis and its causes, symptoms, treatment, and prevention.
  • Cochlear Implants and Meningitis
    Researchers have seen that people with cochlear implants may be more likely to get bacterial meningitis. This eMedTV page examines the link between cochlear implants and meningitis, and provides an immunization schedule with age-specific information.
  • Generic Prevnar
    At this time, there are no generic versions of Prevnar available. This article from the eMedTV archives offers information on why there are no generic versions of this vaccine and discusses whether it will be available as a generic in the future.
  • Hib
    Until recently, Hib disease was a cause of serious (often deadly) infections in children under age five. This eMedTV resource tells you what you need to know about this disease, including information on its symptoms, transmission, and prevention.
  • Hib Vaccine
    Since the introduction of conjugate Hib vaccine, the incidence of disease has declined by 98 percent. This eMedTV segment offers a look at the facts and figures pertaining to the vaccine, including information on who should and shouldn't get it.
  • Menangitis
    Meningitis, an infection of the brain and spinal cord, may harm or destroy nerve cells. This eMedTV segment describes other effects of meningitis and lists common symptoms of the condition. Menangitis is a common misspelling of meningitis.
  • Menengitis
    Meningitis is an infection that occurs in the brain and spinal cord fluids. This page from the eMedTV archives explores various causes of meningitis and lists common symptoms of the condition. Menengitis is a common misspelling of meningitis.
  • Menengitus
    Meningitis is a serious infection that occurs in the fluid surrounding the spinal cord and brain. This eMedTV segment describes the effects of this illness and explains whether it is treatable. Menengitus is a common misspelling of meningitis.
  • Meningitas
    Meningitis is an infection of the fluid surrounding the spinal cord and brain. This eMedTV article describes the complications that may occur with this condition and explains available treatments. Meningitas is a common misspelling of meningitis.
  • Meningites
    Meningitis, often caused by bacterial or viral infections, can cause bleeding in the brain. This eMedTV page further describes the possible complications associated with the viral and bacterial forms. Meningites is a common misspelling of meningitis.
  • Meningitidis
    Meningitis is an inflammation of the fluid around the brain and spinal cord. This eMedTV resource describes the effects of meningitis, lists symptoms of the disease, and covers available treatments. Meningitidis is a common misspelling of meningitis.
  • Meningitis
    Meningitis is inflammation and swelling in the tissues that surround the brain and spinal cord. As this eMedTV article explains, it is often caused by a viral or bacterial infection. This Web page discusses meningitis causes, symptoms, and treatment.
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