Overview

Meningitis is an infection and inflammation of the meninges. Your meninges are the membranes that cover your spinal cord and your brain. Meningitis can be caused by many different germs, including bacteria, fungi, and viruses. Most forms of mening[read article]

Tests for Pneumococcal Meningitis

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Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Examination
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A blood culture is a fairly routine test that checks for bacteria, yeast, and other microorganisms in the blood. The test is relatively simple for the patient and i...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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A red blood cell count is a blood test that your doctor uses to find out how many red blood cells (RBCs) you have in your blood. It is also called an erythrocyte co...  More
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A CSF smear is part of a series of laboratory tests performed on samples of a patient's cerebral spinal fluid (CSF). A CSF smear is often combined with a CSF G...  More
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A cranial CT scan of the head is a diagnostic tool used to create detailed pictures of the skull, brain, paranasal sinuses, and eye sockets. CT stands for computed ...  More
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The central nervous system (CNS) consists of the brain and spinal cord. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is a clear, colorless liquid that surrounds and protects the CNS. ...  More
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Electrolyte Panel
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A computerized tomography scan (CT or CAT scan) is a series of cross-sectional X-ray images of your body. CT scans are used to examine your bones and soft tissues f...  More
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Medical Procedures for Pneumococcal Meningitis

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Therapeutic Spinal Puncture
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Prescribed Medications for Pneumococcal Meningitis

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PENICILLIN G (pen i SILL in G) is a penicillin antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other vira...  More
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CEFTRIAXONE (sef try AX one) is a cephalosporin antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It It will not work for colds, flu, or other ...  More
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VANCOMYCIN (van koe MYE sin) is a glycopeptide antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other vira...  More
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CEFOTAXIME (sef oh TAKS eem) is a cephalosporin antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other vir...  More
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