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Meningitis Summary

Description: Inflammation of the coverings of the brain and/or spinal cord, which consist of the PIA MATER; ARACHNOID; and DURA MATER. Infections (viral, bacterial, and fungal) are the most common causes of this condition, but subarachnoid hemorrhage (HEMORRHAGES, SUBARACHNOID), chemical irritation (chemical MENINGITIS), granulomatous conditions, neoplastic conditions (CARCINOMATOUS MENINGITIS), and other inflammatory conditions may produce this syndrome. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1994, Ch24, p6)

Also Known As: Meningitides; Pachymeningitides; Pachymeningitis

Networked: 7562 relevant articles (446 outcomes, 536 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Meningitis

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Anti-Bacterial Agents (Antibiotics) : 38 outcomes 40 studies in 530 results : IBA
  2. Ceftriaxone (Ceftriaxon) : 26 outcomes 17 studies in 211 results : FDA 33 Generic
  3. Penicillins (Penicillin) : 24 outcomes 15 studies in 429 results : FDA 1
  4. Ampicillin (Omnipen) : 20 outcomes 17 studies in 274 results : FDA 72 Generic
  5. Moxalactam (Latamoxef) : 20 outcomes 12 studies in 63 results : FDA 1
  6. Vaccines : 20 outcomes 10 studies in 159 results : IBA
  7. Cefotaxime (Kendrick) : 19 outcomes 8 studies in 188 results : FDA 16 Generic
  8. Chloramphenicol (Chloromycetin) : 16 outcomes 13 studies in 222 results : FDA 27
  9. Vancomycin : 16 outcomes 9 studies in 152 results : FDA 23 Generic
  10. Cephalosporins (Cephalosporin Antibiotics) : 13 outcomes 6 studies in 119 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to Meningitis

  1. Infection
  2. Bacteremia
  3. Pneumonia (Pneumonitis)
  4. Sepsis (Septicemia)
  5. Hydrocephalus (Hydrocephaly)
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Key Therapies for Meningitis

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  1. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy) : 7 outcomes 6 studies in 138 results
  2. Antibiotic Prophylaxis : 3 outcomes 4 studies in 27 results
  3. Radiotherapy : 3 outcomes 1 study in 21 results
  4. Electrodes (Electrode) : 2 outcomes 5 studies in 34 results
  5. Catheters : 2 outcomes 4 studies in 111 results
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