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Meningitis facts

From Meningitis lecture WCMC

Increased mortality in Meningitis if Old age, decreased mental status, seizure, hypotension
What are the viral etiologies of meningitis? Adenoviruses - Edenoviruses and Coxsacchie are 90%. Also HSV 2, West Nile virus
Newborn etiologies? Group B streptococci, E coli, Listeria
Children 6months to 6 years Strep Pneumoniae, N. Meningitis, H Influenza B, Enteroviruses
6-60 years N. meningitidis, Enteroviruses, S. Pneumoniae, HSV 2
60+ S. Pneumoniae, Gram negative rods, Listeria
What are Brudzinksi and Kernig's Sign? Brudzinski - Flexion of neck causes flexion of hips/knee Kernig's sign - Patient supine. Thigh flexed on abdomen, knee flexed, Extension of knee discomfort
Differences in CSFs of Bacterial/viral? Pressure/Cell Type/ Protein/ Sugar
In HIV/immunocompromised Cryptococcus, CMV, toxoplasmosis, JC virus (PML), Listeria
Created by: villagejoker