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  • Meningitis Vaccine
    Many types of vaccines for meningitis can protect against different forms of the disease. This article from the eMedTV archives describes these vaccines in detail and provides in-depth information on who should get them and when.
  • Meningits
    An infection of the fluid surrounding the spinal cord and brain is known as meningitis. This part of the eMedTV library explains what causes meningitis and covers its possible treatment options. Meningits is a common misspelling of meningitis.
  • Meningitus
    Meningitis is a condition in which an infection occurs in the fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord. This eMedTV Web page briefly explores the causes and treatment of this medical condition. Meningitus is a common misspelling of meningitis.
  • Meningococcal Vaccine
    There are many types of meningococcal vaccine available in the United States. This eMedTV selection gives an overview of these vaccines, including information on how they differ and who should get vaccinated.
  • Meninigitis
    Meningitis, an infection in the fluid around the brain and spinal cord, can cause bleeding in the brain. This eMedTV Web page covers the effects, causes, and treatment options of this condition. Meninigitis is a common misspelling of meningitis.
  • Menningitis
    Meningitis is a disease that occurs when an infection reaches the fluid around the brain and spinal cord. This eMedTV article explores the causes, symptoms, and prognosis of this condition. Menningitis is a common misspelling of meningitis.
  • Miningite
    Young infants with meningitis, an infection of the spinal cord and brain, often have no symptoms. This eMedTV segment describes the effects of meningitis and lists possible symptoms of the condition. Miningite is a common misspelling of meningitis.
  • Miningitis
    Meningitis is a disease that may harm or destroy nerve cells and cause bleeding in the brain. This eMedTV page lists common symptoms of the condition and explains how the infection can be treated. Miningitis is a common misspelling of meningitis.
  • Prevanar
    Prevnar is a vaccination given to help prevent pneumococcal disease in infants and toddlers. This eMedTV article further describes the benefits of this vaccine and explains how it works. Prevanar is a common misspelling of Prevnar.
  • Prevenar
    Prevnar is a routine vaccination specially designed for infants and toddlers. This part of the eMedTV site explains what Prevnar is used for and describes some of its potential side effects. Prevenar is a common misspelling of Prevnar.
  • Prevnar
    Prevnar is a routine childhood vaccine used to prevent invasive pneumococcal disease and ear infections. This eMedTV resource explains what the ideal age is for getting this vaccine, describes how it works, and lists some potential side effects.
  • Prevnar Dosage
    There is only one standard recommended dose of Prevnar, although the vaccination schedule may vary. As this eMedTV page explains, the ideal vaccination schedule is one dose of 0.5 mL injected into a muscle at the ages of 2, 4, 6, and 12 to 15 months old.
  • Prevnar Drug Interactions
    Cyclosporine, corticosteroids, and many other medicines may cause drug interactions with Prevnar. This eMedTV segment explains why certain medications may interfere with Prevnar and describes the potential effects of these drug interactions.
  • Prevnar Side Effects
    Common side effects of Prevnar may include diarrhea, vomiting, and drowsiness. This article from the eMedTV library lists other possible side effects of the vaccine and explains which problems are potentially serious and require medical attention.
  • Prevnar Uses
    Prevnar is licensed to prevent pneumococcal disease and ear infections caused by S. pneumoniae bacteria. This eMedTV Web page discusses the uses of Prevnar in more detail and explains what the best age is for children to get this vaccine.
  • Prevnar Vaccine Information
    Prevnar is a vaccination given to prevent invasive pneumococcal disease and certain types of ear infections. This eMedTV article offers information on how Prevnar works and talks about the best time to be given the vaccine.
  • Prevnar Warnings and Precautions
    Your child should not get Prevnar if he or she is moderately to severely ill. This eMedTV resource further explains who should not receive the vaccination. Warnings and precautions on what problems may occur with Prevnar are also listed on this page.
  • Symptoms of Meningitis
    As this eMedTV article explains, symptoms of meningitis (such as headache, stiff neck, and high fever) can develop over several hours, or they may take 1 to 2 days. This Web page provides information on these and other symptoms of the condition.
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