Meningitis, Pneumococcal


Experimental Pneumococcal Meningitides

Experimental Pneumococcal Meningitis

Meningitides, Streptococcus pneumoniae

Meningitis, Experimental Pneumococcal

Meningitis, Pneumococcal, Experimental

Meningitis, Pneumococcal, Penicillin-Resistant

Meningitis, Pneumococcal, Recurrent

Meningitis, Streptococcus pneumoniae

Pneumococcal Meningitides

Pneumococcal Meningitides, Experimental

Pneumococcal Meningitis

Pneumococcal Meningitis, Experimental

Streptococcus pneumoniae Meningitides

Streptococcus pneumoniae Meningitis

An acute purulent infection of the meninges and subarachnoid space caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae, most prevalent in children and adults over the age of 60. This illness may be associated with OTITIS MEDIA; MASTOIDITIS; SINUSITIS; RESPIRATORY TRACT INFECTIONS; sickle cell disease (ANEMIA, SICKLE CELL); skull fractures; and other disorders. Clinical manifestations include FEVER; HEADACHE; neck stiffness; and somnolence followed by SEIZURES; focal neurologic deficits (notably DEAFNESS); and COMA. (From Miller et al., Merritt's Textbook of Neurology, 9th ed, p111)