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Some, but not all, types of viral and bacterial meningitis are contagious. People infected by a virus that causes meningitis may not always develop the disease, but they can pass on the virus to others, who may get menin-gitis. Fewer than 1 in 1,000 people infected with viruses that cause meningitis actually get meningitis. Most infected people do not get sick, or they become only mildly ill with a cold, rash, or low-grade fever. Enteroviruses, the most common cause of viral meningitis, are very common in the summer and early fall, and many people catch them. Enteroviruses usually are spread through contact with saliva or mucus. This typically happens when people are exposed to the virus on the hands of, or on objects touched by, people with enteroviruses, then rub their own eyes, nose, or mouth. The virus also is found in the stool (bowel movement) of people who are infected with enteroviruses. It is spread this way mainly by young children who are not toilet trained, or by adults who change the diapers of infected babies. Good hand washing (thoroughly and often) is important to prevent the spread of the viruses that cause meningitis. Some forms of bacterial meningitis are contagious. The bacteria are spread through coughing, kissing, and other breath and throat secretions. They are not spread by casual contact. However, people who are in close contact with an infected person may catch the infection. This includes those who live in the same house as the infected person or children who go to the same daycare center as infected children. It also may include girlfriends or boyfriends who kiss infected people. Outbreaks may occur in places like dormitories, military barracks, and prisons. Diagnosis The symptoms of viral and bacterial meningitis often are the same. Therefore, it is important to see a doctor right away if these symptoms appear, because early diagnosis and treatment are critical for bacterial meningitis. A diagnosis usually is made by testing a sample of the fluid that surrounds the spinal cord. This sample is obtained by a spinal tap, a procedure in which a thin hollow needle is inserted into an area of the spine at the lower back and a small amount of fluid is withdrawn. This fluid is tested in a laboratory for signs of meningitis and to identify which type of bacteria, if any, is causing the disease, because this affects the kind of antibiotics that will be used to treat it. Treatment The treatment for meningitis depends on the cause. People with most types of viral meningitis usually get better on their own. To help them feel better, doctors may advise them to rest and to take non-prescription medication to relieve headache and fever. People with bacterial meningitis can be treated with a number of effective antibiotics, depending on the type of bacteria involved. People with meningitis caused by a fungus can be treated with antifungal medication. For the best results, treatment should be started as early as possible.
@Peyton_ :_ thankss..
@Peyton_ :- he is asking about tuberculosis meningitis...... not just meningitis.... tuberculosis meningitis is the inflammation in the meninges due to mycobaterium tuberculi.... its wierd bt true..... its very rare....
@Rampy r u sure that the same bacteria invades?
i want to know in details about it....... @rahulchatterjee do u have some more info???
@Rampy :- if i had i would certainly not ask this question... :p
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ik nothing bout thats thing sorry
Sorry don't have time
I'm pretty sure meningitis is a muscle bone crippling thing, and tuberculosis is a lung disease, sorry that's all I can do...
It's just meningitis caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. This bacteria normally causes tubercolosis but it can also cause an inflammation of the meninges. What kind of details do you want to know about it @Rampy ?
u use antituberclous drugs that can cross over to brain to treat it bcg vaccine offers some protection ... rest u read up and ask if any doubt... i doubt if u googled it ....tuberclous menigitis brings up many pages
I don't really know about it but I think you got all you wanted.