Jennifer Hanrahan

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Bacterial meningitis

Bacterial meningitis I. What every physician needs to know. Bacterial meningitis is a potentially lethal infection resulting from bacterial invasion into the central nervous system (CNS). This is an infectious disease emergency that can result in hearing loss, learning disabilities and permanent neurological damage, thus it is critical to recognize the presence of this infection…

Tuberculosis meningitis

I. What every physician needs to know. Tuberculous (TB) meningitis is a rare disease in developed countries and is often difficult to diagnose. The presentation is variable and patients often do not present with classic symptoms. While it is often described as a subacute meningitis with symptoms occurring over several weeks, patients often present with…

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