Common infections in primary care Neurological system

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Common infections in primary care Neurological system Head and Brain Meningitis the one that matters Initially mimics a flu like illness Early recognition is a diagnostic minefield Petechial rash Types o Bacterial Meningococcal Haemophilus influenza type B (Hib) TB and many other bacteria o Viral Enteroviruses Meningococcal Disease o Caused by Neisseria meningitidis, a gram negative diplococcus with an outer polysaccharide capsule with antigenic properties types A, B, C, W-135 and Y o o Classical purpuric rash (seen in only 40% of people prior to hospital admission) o Up to 25% of the population carry the causative organism in the nasopharynx o Peaks in the ‘under 4 years' and ‘15-24 years' age groups Meningitis o o Rapid development and high mortality attracts media attention which often unwittingly refers to it as ‘meningitis’
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