Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New protocol could ease diagnosis of bacterial infections in infants

A new protocol could help emergency room physicians to rule out life-threatening bacterial infections among infants up to 2 months of age who have fevers, potentially eliminating the need for spinal taps, unnecessary antibiotic ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Doctors not talking about newer meningitis vaccine

(HealthDay)—Many U.S. doctors aren't telling teenaged patients and their parents about a newer vaccine for potentially deadly bacterial meningitis infections, a new study finds.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Infectious diseases A-Z: identifying meningitis

It's the height of flu season but not all symptoms of the flu virus point to influenza. Sudden fever and headache also may be symptoms of early meningitis, which often mimics the flu.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Scientists develop new mouse model to study Salmonella meningitis

National Institutes of Health (NIH) scientists have established in mice a way to study potentially life-threatening meningitis caused by Salmonella. Bacterial meningitis happens when bacteria infect the central nervous system ...

Medical research

Glucose transporters blocked in bacterial meningitis

Escherichia coli K1 (E. coli K1) continues to be a major threat to the health of young infants. Affecting the central nervous system, it causes neonatal meningitis by multiplying in immune cells, such as macrophages, and ...

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