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MENINGITIS - ACUTE, BACTERIAL (PEDIATRIC)
Acute meningitis is the bacterial infection of the subarachnoid space and cerebrospinal fluid that may cause local and systemic inflammatory response.
Common symptoms in newborns are lethargy, fever, seizures, irritability and bulging fontanelle. While in children the common symptoms are fever, nuchal rigidity (incidence increases with age) and altered consciousness.
Meningeal signs are stiff neck, Kernig's or Brudzinski's signs) are not reliably present in infants <6 months of age.
It may also observe the presence of persistent vomiting, changes in behavior or other psychological/neurologic signs.
Drug Information

Indication: Active immunization of individuals 9 mth-55 yr for prevention of invasive meningococcal disease caused by N m...

Indication: Active immunization against invasive meningococcal diseases caused by N meningitidis serogroups A, C, W-135 &a...

Indication: Active immunisation for the prevention of pneumococcal disease caused by Strep pneumoniae serotypes 1, 3, 4, 5...

Indication: Resp tract, ENT, UTI, soft tissue, bone & joint infections, obstetric & gynaecological infections, pel...

Indication: Upper & lower resp tract infections, GUT, skin & soft tissue infections, gonorrhoea, acute uncomplicat...

Infanrix Hexa
diphtheria toxoid + filamentous haemagglutinin + H...

Indication: Primary immunisation against DPT, hepatitis B, poliomyelitis & HIB in infants from 6 wk & in infants w...

Indication: Active immunization of adults & childn (from 2 yr) at risk of exposure to Neisseria meningitidis groups A,...

Indication: Joint prevention of invasive infections caused by HIB, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis & poliomyelitis: Pri...

Indication: Immunisation against pneumococcal disease caused by those pneumococcal types included in the vaccine. Immunoco...

Indication: Upper & lower resp tract infection, upper & lower UTI, peritonitis, cholecystitis, cholangitis & o...

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