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MENINGITIS - ACUTE, BACTERIAL

Acute meningitis is the infection of the subarachnoid space and cerebrospinal fluid by bacteria that may cause local and systemic inflammatory response.
There is the classic triad of symptoms of fever, neck stiffness and altered level of consciousness.
Other symptoms include chills, myalgia, photophobia, severe headache, focal neurologic symptoms, nausea, vomiting, seizures and some patients may present with rash.

 

Drug Information

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

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

Indication: Infections of the resp tract, middle ear (otitis media), paranasal sinuses (sinusitis) especially caused by gm...

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

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

Indication: Upper & lower resp tract infections including sinusitis, otitis media & epiglottitis, bacterial pneumo...

Indication: Upper resp tract infections eg, sinusitis, otitis media & tonsillitis; lower resp tract infections eg, bac...

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

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Haemophilus influenzae + pneumococcal polysacchari...

Indication: Active immunisation of infant & childn from 6 wk-5 yr against disease caused by S pneumoniae serotypes 1, ...

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

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