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Meningitis, Bacterial


Synonyms of Meningitis, Bacterial
  • Bacterial Meningitis
  • Pyogenic Meningitis

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    Bacterial Meningitis is a central nervous system disease caused by certain types of bacteria. Meningitis is characterized by inflammation of the membranes (meninges) around the brain or spinal cord. Inflammation can begin suddenly (acute) or develop gradually (subacute). Major symptoms may include fever, headache, and a stiff neck, sometimes with aching muscles. Nausea, vomiting and other symptoms may occur.



    Organizations related to Meningitis, Bacterial
    • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
      1600 Clifton Road NE
      Atlanta GA 30333
      Phone #: 404-639-3534
      800 #: 800-311-3435
      e-mail: http://www.cdc.gov/netinfo.htm
      Home page: http://www.cdc.gov/
    • Child Brain Injury Trust
      The Radcliffe Infirmary
      Oxford None OX2 6HE
      Phone #: (00-44)- 01865 552 467
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: info@cbituk.org
      Home page: http://www.cbituk.org
    • NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
      6610 Rockledge Drive
      Bethesda MD 20892-6612
      Phone #: 301-496-5717
      800 #: --
      e-mail: N/A
      Home page: http://www.niaid.nih.gov/
    • National Meningitis Association
      738 Robinson Farms Drive
      Marietta GA 30068
      Phone #: 866-366-3662
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: support@nmaus.org
      Home page: http://www.nmaus.org
    • World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for the Americas (AMRO)
      Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
      Washington DC 20037
      Phone #: 202-974-3000
      800 #: --
      e-mail: postmaster@paho.org
      Home page: http://www.who.ch/



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