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Bacterial Meningitis

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    Bradford F.
    US
    Bradford F.

    Bacterial Meningitis in children. Could the video be any better? From symptoms to diagnosis. Pathogen sensitivity. Antibiotics that attack all three> ceftriaxone >, vancomycine.

    Bradford F.
    US
    Bradford F.

    Once again, I have learned all subject matter and can't get past this module. Hopefully the third time is a charm. Ya think? Symptoms may be,>stiffness in the neck,>possible seizures, abnormal movements,>asymmetric reflexes.

    Bradford F.
    US
    Bradford F.

    Bacterial Meningitis in children has several symptoms including, fever, not behaving normally, very sleepy, irritable, lethargic, stiffness in the neck, abnormal body stiffness and postures.

    Bradford F.
    US
    Bradford F.

    Bacterial meningitis in children. What is the third antibiotic, used in resistance?

    Mukelabai Coster M.
    ZM
    Mukelabai Coster M.

    Audio sound was very poor and brought difficulties to get clarity of the lecture discussions

    Sabrina S.
    GB
    Sabrina S.

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    Sabrina S.
    GB
    Sabrina S.

    Covers principles of detecting and treating bacterial meningitis in children. 1) Where is it? Spinal fluid or around the brain. Are they in an altered state of consciousness? DO they have other meningeal signs such as focal signs (asymmetrical body in terms of strength or reflexes), stiff neck or body, seizures, abnormal posture Send of CSF sample to lab to test is bacterial by counting wbc (should be 0), seeing if glucose is low or using a Gram stain 2) Pathogens There are 3 types and can be vaccinated against. The last one is vaccinated at 2 years instead of 2 months so is most common 3) Pathogen sensitivity to antibiotics 2 are used that work against all 3 There is one that is used in case of resistant bacteria 4) Delivery to site of infection All can be delivered

    Zachary B.
    US
    Zachary B.

    What is bacterialmeningitis?

    Muhammed Faiz S.
    ZA
    Muhammed Faiz S.

    In depth lecture on Bacterial Meningitis in children. Specifically focusing on the choice of antibiotics, and how to correctly diagnose the child. The first step would be to observe the site of infection, which would be the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). Signs of the infection would then have to be observed. Some of these signs would be the patient displaying sleepiness, being irritable, and being lethargic. This would eventually lead to the patient going into a coma. The patient would also display a very high and consistant fever. "Meningeal signs" are then searched for, which are, a stiff neck, seizures, abnormal posture and position, and signs of asymmetry in the body, like strength only on one side of the body or reflexes only being carried out on one side. This is followed by the diagnosis, a Lumbar Puncture, which is essentially the removal of CSF. Certain tests of the CSF is carried out in the labs, such as the White Blood Cell count, which is usually high in an infected patient, specifically higher than 0, around 1 to 2 thousand. The blood glucose is then tested and this is usually low, below 40. Lastly, a gram stain is prepared, to take a look at the bacteria responsible for the infection. There are 3 different types of pathogens, which are 'H. Influenzae B, Pneumococcus, and Meningicoccus. The available vaccines for these pathogens are usually given at 2 months of age for the first 2 and 2 years old and over for the last one. There are 2 vaccine treatments which are commonly used and which cover all 3 different pathogens. These are 'cefotaxime', 'ceftriaxone' and vancomycin which is used when the bacteria displays signs of resistance.

    Osemwegie E.
    NG
    Osemwegie E.

    We were also taught that benzyl penicillin has higher penetrating power than the beta lactam antibiotics in the blood brain barrier. Please how true is this

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