bacterial meningitis

Acute bacterial meningitis. Pathogenesis and Prevention.

Acute bacterial meningitis. Pathogenesis and Prevention....

Bacterial meningitis can cause permanent brain damage and even death. Important is the time of diagnosis. If there is at least the minimum suspicion of this desease, immediately carry out a lumbar puncture with a view to confirm or exclude it, also it will help identify  the causative microorganism. Last usually specify, starting from the patient's age, the fact of being in endemic areas,  find out his vaccination and immune status. Pathogenesis Most pathogens of bacterial meningitis penetrate into the cerebrospinal fluid through the colonization of the nasopharynx or hematogenically - through the vascular plexus in the brain parenchyma and shell. Venous thrombosis facilitates retrograde dissemination of infection. This occurs when the integrity of the dura mater is broken as a result ...
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