Patient recovers from bacterial meningitis with help from doctors on three continents

Brigid Morgan is not the type of person who shies away from difficult tasks – she’s a medical provider with the U.S. embassy working in Kabul, Afghanistan. In February 2019, she felt some back pain after moving a rug. She thought maybe she pulled a muscle and brushed if off. But when she woke up later that night with the worst headache of her entire life and couldn’t move, she knew it was time to call for reinforcements. She sent a text message to a nurse on her unit, who came to Morgan’s…
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A healthy 44-year-old woman developed malaise and severe headache shortly after returning from vacation in Hawaii. As initial symptoms cleared after 24 hours, over the subsequent days, she developed paresthesias in her lower extremities (knees to feet), new-onset urinary retention, and midthoracic radicular pain. Brain MRI revealed nonenhancing lesions in the medulla and midbrain, in addition to punctate subcortical frontal lesions (figure). MRI of the cervical spine revealed 2 nonenhancing lesions at C3-C4 and C6-C7 (figure). She was diagnosed with MS and contemplated disease-modifying therapy (DMT).
Source: Neurology Neuroimmunology and Neuroinflammation - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: All Immunology, Meningitis, Parasitic infections, All Demyelinating disease (CNS), Transverse myelitis Clinical/Scientific Notes Source Type: research
Semin Neurol 2019; 39: 334-342 DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1693159Acute bacterial meningitis and spinal epidural abscess are neurological emergencies. Acute bacterial meningitis may present with symptoms as nonspecific as headache and fever, but rapid progression to an altered level of consciousness is not unusual. Spinal epidural abscess manifests initially as back pain, followed by radicular pain, then weakness, and finally paraplegia. Brain abscess may initially present only with headache, or as a new-onset seizure or with a focal neurological deficit. Bacterial infections of the central nervous system require emergent diagnosi...
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Authors: Singh JR, Ibraheem K, Jain D, Yogendra K Abstract EBV associated nervous system complications includes encephalitis, meningitis, cerebellitis, polyradiculomyelitis, transverse myelitis, cranial and peripheral neuropathies, and psychiatric abnormalities are usually more commonly seen in immunocompromised patients and rarely in immunocompetent patients. Here we are reporting a 13 years old boy developed headache, malaise, sore throat and low back pain with radiation to both lower limbs. Next day he felt numbness below umbilicus followed by acute onset weakness in both lower limbs and urinary retention. Motor...
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Conclusion Herpes encephalitis may rule your body but don't allow the infection to take over your brain. Herpes encephalitis is suppressible and so its symptoms if managed with great attention. Antiviral drugs such as Zovirax, acyclovir, Valacyclovir are some of the prominently used drugs in suppressing therapy of herpes infection. You are counseled to see your GP as soon as the very onset of any symptoms described above.You've read Cracking the Herpes Encephalitis Code | Causes, Symptoms and Treatment, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you've enjoyed this, please visit our site f...
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In this study, we described a patient who had bacterial meningitis after SELD. During SELD, clinicians should keep in mind the possibility of infection.
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LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog aka Tropical Travel Trouble 009 The diagnosis of HIV is no longer fatal and the term AIDS is becoming less frequent. In many countries, people with HIV are living longer than those with diabetes. This post will hopefully teach the basics of a complex disease and demystify some of the potential diseases you need to consider in those who are severely immunosuppressed. While trying to be comprehensive this post can not be exhaustive (as you can imagine any patient with ...
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A recent sports injury required me to have surgery. As a cardiothoracic surgeon, my experience as “the patient” reminded me of lessons-learned years ago on finding one’s purpose. You should never underestimate your capacity as a health care professional to dramatically impact the lives of your patients. As a pre-med in college, I interviewed at Johns Hopkins Medical School under an early decision program. I was beyond excited. After my interview, I returned to my small college in upstate New York and over the next few days became very ill with fever, chills, and the worst headache and neck pain of my life...
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Follow the current debate on “healthcare reform”–which has NOTHING to do with healthcare reform, but healthcare insurance reform, by the way–and you will hear comments about the escalating and uncontrolled cost of healthcare and how people need access to it. What you will NOT hear is that fact that, because the healthcare system fails to deliver genuine health, real health is actually quite easy, straightforward, and inexpensive–nearly free. We achieve a life of being Undoctored, not becoming a profit source for the healthcare industry, not being subjected to the predatory practices of Big P...
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Headaches are common in childhood. Most of the time, they are nothing to worry about and are caused by common minor illnesses, a mild bump to the head, lack of sleep, not getting enough food or drink, or stress. Migraines can also be seen in childhood, but with awareness and avoidance of triggers, they don’t usually cause problems. Sometimes, though, headaches are a problem — and something to worry about. Here is when you should worry: 1. When a headache is accompanied by a fever and a stiff neck. Your child should be able to look up at the ceiling, touch his chin to his chest and shake his head back and forth....
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In conclusion, E-30 meningitis in children shows a characteristic pattern of clinical features. To further characterise NPEV strains worldwide, continuous surveillance and typing of NPEV strains causing cent ral nervous system disease is warranted.
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