Michael ‘s Story

They suspected that my 21 year old college student daughter had meningitis and she was being taken to the Emergency Department. Neither had I until April 2016 when I got the official name of my rare form of viral meningitis originally diagnosed as recurrent viral meningitis. 10 years ago, again in emergency I was lumbar punctured, and again it came back positive. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates to the product page? Since this is viral meningitis week, sponsored by Meningitis Now, I figured I would share my meningitis story. Her symptoms began at 11:00 PM with fever, chills, and pain in her joints, so extreme that she could not walk. Background.

Long-term complications were recurrent meningitis in 5 (19%) and periodic headache related to genital HSV recrudescences in 4 (15%). On the 10/12/13, I was suffering bad headaches, vomiting, photophobia and neck stiffness. My husband, myself, our four boys, and our puppy returned home and fell asleep that evening, not knowing that all of our lives were about to take a drastic turn in a few hours. WASHINGTON, D.C. Background Meningitis, also called meningococcal disease or spinal meningitis, is inflammation of the thin tissue that surrounds the brain and spinal cord (called the meninges). Neither had I until April 2016 when I got the official name of my rare form of viral meningitis originally diagnosed as recurrent viral meningitis. The disease should not be confused with encephalitis which is inflammation of the brain itself.

He had experienced intermittent ear infections over an extended period of time, and was also being managed with oral medications for high blood pressure. Our daughter Irene died at the age of 17 from meningococcal septicaemia B , which is the most common type in Spain. I was feeling terrible, laid up in bed with what I thought was a bad case of the flu. Our youngest son, Ondra, who is now 5½ years old, became seriously ill with pneumococcal meningitis at 22 months of age. Using medical papers from the 19th century, unpublished family journals and old newspaper clippings, medical historians claim it was viral meningoencephalitis that destroyed Ingalls’ vision in 1879, not the scarlet fever that  wreaked havoc on families across the American frontier. She deals with a wide range of claims involving different types of negligence and injuries, such as delay in diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy and failure to diagnose brain tumours, as well as cases arising from negligent early discharge of patients from hospital and intensive care treatment. “I thought that I had lost everything, including my dreams” Jeongjun was affected by meningococcal meningitis about 10 years ago, when he lost his legs and fingers because of the disease.

As we look back at the record number of views and shares there have been on Shot of Prevention blog posts this past year, we’re especially grateful to our blog readers, contributors and subscribers. I am a wife of Anthony for 26 years and a Mom of two young adults, Anthony Jerome and Sarah Olivia. Only a few weeks later Christy came down with strep throat. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. “I thought that I had lost everything, including my dreams” Jeongjun was affected by meningococcal meningitis about 10 years ago, when he lost his legs and fingers because of the disease. David and Collet Stephan, of southern Alberta, pleaded not guilty on Monday to failing to provide the necessaries of life, CBC News reports. The quick diagnosis and successful treatment of the adolescent just 48 hours after cerebrospinal spinal fluid and blood were received for analysis portends the broader application of powerful, “next-generation sequencing” (NGS) techniques in solving infectious disease mysteries, not only in cutting-edge research labs, but also in clinical laboratories accessible to hospital physicians everywhere, according to Charles Chiu, MD, PhD, a professor of laboratory medicine at UC San Francisco.

One of those rare children who was truly talented, enough that she was tipped to be the Vanessa May or Nigel Kennedy of the 21st century. Bishop Kelley Catholic School principal Penny Clemens said the decision was taken Thursday morning when school officials were informed that a student could have a case of meningitis. He had previously been diagnosed with viral meningitis because of a high white cell count in a spinal tap -but no infectious agent was found. Sometimes it seems that no matter how hard we plan and try to think ahead, life just has a way of throwing you a curved ball that changes your life forever. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in San Juan, March 6, 2016. The rotavirus vaccination programme will start on 1 July 2013 when children under 4 months will be routinely vaccinated against this highly infectious illness, which is the most common cause of vomiting and diarrhoea (gastroenteritis) in infants and young children.