Meningitis

Definition of Meningitis:

Inflammation of the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord.

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“...(causes of eosinophilic meningitis)...”
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Angiostrongyliasis

...the condition
“...Diagnosis will therefore usually be made based on the presence of eosinophilic meningitis and history of exposure to snail hosts...”

Antibiotics

...as a treatment
“...Bad bacteria not only cause infected wounds, but also illnesses such as pneumonia, certain sexually-transmitted diseases such as syphilis, and tuberculosis, salmonella, and meningitis...”

Brucellosis

...the condition
“...Complications: Possible complications include bone and joint lesions, encephalitis, infective endocarditis, meningitis...”

Colloidal Silver

...as a treatment
“...gingivitis, gonorrhea*, gum recession, halitosis, hay fever*, hemorrhoids*, hepatitis, herpes, impetigo*, keratitis, leprosy, lupus, Lyme disease, lymphangitis*, malaria, Meniere's disease*, meningitis*, moles, ophthalmology, parvo virus*, pleurisy, pneumonia, prostate enlargement, pruritus – anal and other, psoriasis and skin rashes*, rheumatism, rhinitis*, ringworm*, rosacea, seborrhea,...”

Consequences of Splenectomy

...the condition
“...Haemophilus influenza type b (Hib) is another bacterium which causes infections such as epiglottitis and meningitis in children...”

Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

...the condition
“...When a doctor suspects CJD, the first concern is to rule out treatable forms of dementia such as encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) or chronic meningitis...”

Diabetes Type II

...relationship to Sarcoidosis
“It is often difficult to diagnose Sarcoidosis as signs may mimic diabetes, hypopituitarism, optic neuritis, meningitis, tumors, or other neurologic disorders...”

Encephalitis

...the condition
“...Symptoms include lethargy, confusion, coma, and symptoms of meningitis (stiff neck, headache, and vomiting)...”

Hearing Loss

...relationship to Meningitis
Meningitis can cause sensorineural hearing loss...”
...relationship to Sarcoidosis
“Nervous system effects, including hearing loss, meningitis, seizures or psychiatric disorders (for example, dementia, depression, psychosis) are possible signs of sarcoidosis...”

Histoplasmosis

...the condition
“...Symptoms of disseminated histoplasmosis include ... central nervous system dysfunction; typically an infection in the form of meningitis...”
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Lyme Disease

...the condition
“...If left untreated, within a few weeks to months, complications, such as meningitis, facial palsy, or heart abnormalities may occur...”

Meningitis

...the condition
Meningitis is an infection of the lining (meninges) and the fluid that cover the outside of the brain and spinal cord...”

Mumps

...the condition
“...Complications: Severe complications are rare but mumps can cause hearing loss, inflammation of the brain (encephalitis), and inflammation of the coverings of the brain and spinal cord (meningitis)...”

Neuritis/Neuropathy

...relationship to Sarcoidosis
“It is often difficult to diagnose Sarcoidosis as signs may mimic diabetes, hypopituitarism, optic neuritis, meningitis, tumors, or other neurologic disorders...”

Orbital Cellulitis

...the condition
“...Complications can include ... Meningitis...”

Pneumonia

...the condition
“...However, the 'type b' strain of the bacterium can cause severe illness such as meningitis and epiglottitis...”

Psychosis

...the condition
“...meningitis); brain tumors; epilepsy; head injuries...”

Rashes

...the condition
“...Skin rashes can also be early indicators of a number of serious – even life-threatening – diseases, among them, meningitis, Lyme disease, typhoid fever, and Rocky Mountain spotted fever...”

Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

...the condition
“...This test also can test whether you have meningitis, an infection that can cause similar symptoms: a small sample of cerebrospinal fluid is removed from your back and is examined to see if it contains blood...”

Subphrenic Abscess

...the condition
“...Complications include ... meningitis...”

Valley Fever (Coccidioidomycosis)

...the condition
“...Blacks have a 5 times higher risk of developing meningitis than whites; Filipinos have a 10 times higher risk of developing meningitis than whites...”

West Nile Virus

...the condition
“...More severe forms of disease may be called West Nile encephalitis or West Nile meningitis, depending on where it spreads...”
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