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Editors: Strong, Phyllis V.
Book Description:
Meningitis is an infection of the fluid of a person's spinal cord and the fluid that surrounds the brain. People sometimes refer to it as spinal meningitis. Meningitis is usually caused by a viral or bacterial infection. Knowing whether meningitis is caused by a virus or bacterium is important because the severity of illness and the treatment differ. Viral meningitis is generally less severe and resolves without specific treatment, while bacterial meningitis can be quite severe and may result in brain damage, hearing loss, or learning disability. For bacterial meningitis, it is also important to know which type of bacteria is causing the meningitis because antibiotics can prevent some types from spreading and infecting other people. Before the 1990s, Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) was the leading cause of bacterial meningitis, but new vaccines being given to all children as part of their routine immunizations have reduced the occurrence of invasive disease due to H. influenzae. Today, Streptococcus pneumoniae and Neisseria meningitides are the leading causes of bacterial meningitis.

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Chapter 1 - Enteroviral Meningitis And Emergence Of Rare Enterovirus Types: Cuban Experience (pp. 1-15)
Authors / Editors: Pérez, Luis Sarmiento ("Pedro Kouri" Tropical Medicine Institute, Cuba)

Chapter 2 - Streptococcal Meningitis In Adults: Microbiologic Features, Therapeutic Outcomes And Prognostic Factors (pp. 17-33)
Authors / Editors: Lu, Cheng-Hsien and Chang, Wen-Neng, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital-Kaohsiung, Taiwan); Wu, Jiunn-Jong, National Cheng Kung University Medical College,Taiwan); Huang, Chi-Ren (Chang Gung Memorial Hospital-Kaohsiung, Taiwan); Chang, Hsueh-Wen(National Sun Yat-Sen University, Taiwan); Ping-Yu Lee and Chien, Chun-Chih (Chang Gung Memorial Hospital-Kaohsiung, Taiwan)

Chapter 3 - Meningoencephalitis And Meningitis In Relapsing Polychondritis (pp. 35-49)
Authors / Editors: Brucki, Sonia M. D. and Rocha, Maria Sheila G. (Santa Marcelina Hospital, São Paulo, Brazil)

Chapter 4 - Pneumococcal Invasive Disease In Childhood (pp. 51-66)
Authors / Editors: Soul, Juan A. and Muñoz, Miguel (“Virgen Rocío” University Children´s Hospital, Spain

Chapter 5 - Interrelations Of Myocardial Ischemia, Myocardial Function, And Severe Acquired Anticoagulants Deficiency In Acute Meningococcal Disease In Children (pp. 67-97)
Authors / Editors: Briassoulis, George (Aghia Sophia Children’s Hospital, Greece); Tsorva, Athina (NIMTS Hospital, Athens, Greece)

Chapter 6 - The Invasion-Associated Genetic Island Gima In Meningitic E. Coli K1 (pp. 99-116)
Authors / Editors: Huang, Sheng-He (University of Southern California, Los Angeles); Germon, Pierre (Equipe Pathologie Bactérienne, France); Jong Ambrose (University of Southern California, Los Angeles)

Chapter 7 - Natural Immunity To Haemophilus Influenza B In Indian Infants: Implications For A Pricing Policy For The Vaccine (pp. 117-129)
Authors / Editors: Nagar, Samridh and Puliyel, Jacob M. (St. Stephens Hospital Tis Hazari, India)

Chapter 8 - Meningococcal Meningitis At The Infectious Diseases Clinic In Fann University Teaching Hospital, Dakar (Senegal) From 1998 To 2002 (pp. 131-144)
Authors / Editors: Seydi, M., Soumare, M., Diop B. M., NDour, C. T., Dia, N. M., Sow P. S. Diop, A. S. A. and Manga N. M. (Clinique des Maladies Infectieuses Ibrahima, Dakar-Sénégal); Sow, I. and Ka-Sall, R. (Laboratoire de bactériologie CHU de Fann, Dakar-Sénégal)

Chapter 9 - Encephalomeningitis After Spinal Surgery (pp. 145-206)
Authors / Editors: Guerado, Enrique (University of Malaga, Spain); Garces, Gerardo (University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain)

Chapter 10 - Neurobrucellosis: Current Clinical, Diagnostic And Therapeutic Features (pp. 207-220)
Authors / Editors: Mesut, Yilmaz, Resat, Ozaras and Recep, Ozturk (Istanbul University, Turkey)

Chapter 11 - Utility Of Boyer's Score Modified For The Differential Diagnosis Of Bacterial And Viral Meningitis (pp. 221-235)
Authors / Editors: Pérez-Martínez, Antonio; Cabañero, Juan Carlos Molina; Calcaño, Víctor Quintero; Aymat, Ana de Vicente; Espí, Mercedes de la Torre (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain)

Chapter 12 - Monostotic Fronto-Orbital Fibrous Dysplasia With Meningitis Case Report (pp. 237-245)
Authors / Editors: Kanda, Masaru (Jichi Medical School, Japan); Kanki, Toshinori (Kanki Clinic, Kanagawa, Japan)

Chapter 13 - Bird Schistosomes: New Causative Agent Of The Cns Injuries? (pp. 247-262)
Authors / Editors: Koláøová, L. and Horák, P. (Charles University, Czech Republic)

   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2004
   ISBN: 1-59033-944-4
   Status: AV
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