Menengitis in children and adults.

Menengitis
Its a bacterial infection of membranes/meninges/protective membranes covering the brain and the spinal cord.
Causes of menengitis;
There are many causes of menengitis which include;bacterial,viral,fungal infections,medications,tumours and chemical exposures.Bacterial and viral caused type of menengitis are also called bacterial and viral menengitis respectively.
Causes of bacterial menengitis/
*streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus)
*Haemophilus influenzae (haemophilus)
*Listeria monocytogenes (listeria)
*Neisseria menengitis (meningococcus)

viral menengitis does not cause serious illness and thus requires mild treatment

Symptoms of menengitis:
-fever
-skin rash
-dislike of bright colours
-headache
-pain in limbs
-pale skin.etc
Menengitis in children:
To be on the safe side,the best thing you can do about it is to vaccinate your children against menengitis.

Menengitis in Adults:
Viral menengitis is treated with acetaminophen and pain relief medications.
Bacterial and fungal menengitis patients are usually treated while in icu.

Posted from WordPress for bake

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s