There are 5 comments on the Mayo Clinic story from Aug 10, 2008, titled Meningitis. In it, Mayo Clinic reports that:

Meningitis is an inflammation of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid surrounding your brain and spinal cord, usually due to the spread of an infection.

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Pearland, TX

#1 Aug 16, 2008
properdin deficiency is genetic and increase risk of bacterial meningitis.

Pearland, TX

#2 Aug 16, 2008
mannose binding lectin deficiency is genetic and predisposes to bacterial meningitis.
McKenzie Billy

Belgrade, Serbia

#3 May 3, 2012
When they are not taken care of quickly, meningitis is without a doubt a health problem that could be deadly. To avoid this, discovering the particular meningitis signs will probably be helpful. In this case we discover the a variety of signs or symptoms of meningitis.
Significant headaches is usually the most commonly encountered meningitis indication. Scientific studies point out that this takes place 90% of the time, specially in situations of microbe meningitis. Normally, this is combined with nuchal stiffness or even rigid neck in which you can't bend over the neck in front. High temperature and also chills will also be typical meningitis signs or symptoms, with the temperatures generally quite high. In certain, vomiting also can occur. Throwing up with regard to meningitis circumstances is certainly indicated like projectile, throwing up which is really strong.
Photophobia, the actual fearfulness of vivid lamps and also phonobia, a fearfulness of exposure to noise can also be typical [url=http://www.meningitissymp]meningitis[/url] signs. Various other signs include things like frustration, convulsions and also other varieties of changed mind position. A local lack of strength which is generally thought in the face or perhaps the decline of experience can be a indication of meningitis. Though it is not likely, there'll be a number of who'll knowledge pain and even inflammation along with skin breakouts that shows up such as bruises.

Since: May 12

Belgrade, Serbia

#4 May 3, 2012
There is always a traditional group of signs or symptoms in which healthcare workers easily use in the particular identification of meningitis. These are generally nuchal stiffness, transformed mind standing and also a abrupt oncoming of great temperature. While each one of these 3 are mixed together, there exists a substantial possibility in which a particular person has got meningitis. Even so, these don't always exist in individuals with meningitis because there are in addition additional indicators. However, if you go through any kind of of these 3, far better speak to your medical professional quickly in order that treatment will be provided to you personally.

Meningitis signs or symptoms normally present throughout the initial One day on the start of the ailment. That generally appear in regarding 25% of those who find themselves suffering from this condition. Regarding the other folks, there'll be a continuous displaying of signs or symptoms that will occur in one day to a 7 days. If you're presently having anti-biotics just for the treatment method of a present an infection, the meningitis signs will need a longer timeframe to build up. Regarding the signs and symptoms of fungus meningitis such as Human immunodeficiency virus, these will require weeks to advance.

Meningitis is treatable and other difficulties might be prevented if a person learns how to recognize the actual indicators. Understanding the different meningitis signs as well as the particular moment they are designed, it will be possible to learn if you head over to the medical professional. Don't forget to never overlook these kinds of meningitis signs and also to look for the treatment solution whenever you could.

Dallas, TX

#6 May 3, 2012

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