Meningitis is a serious bacterial infection, manifested by the inflammation of the membranes surrounding the brain and causing a risk of death and severe disability.
Meningitis usually seen in children under 5 years of age; high fever, severe headache, weakness, lack of appetite, nausea or neck stiffness, blurred consciousness, drowsiness, vomiting, bright light can not look like symptoms.
Meningitis is defined as a difficult child disease. Private Esentepe Hospital Child Health and Diseases Department. Dr. Tamer Parıldar, said that meningitis started with the influence of bacteria received by inhalation or by contact with the body as a result of contact with the body.
Dr. Parıldar emphasized that meningitis may cause serious risks if not treated in the early period.
Parıldar stated that especially meningococcal meningitis should be paid attention, and estimated that 1.2 million meningococcal disease cases, which cause approximately 135 thousand deaths in the world every year, are estimated.
Dr. Tamer Parıldar, meningococcal meningitis against children from the 9th month of the importance of vaccination was mentioned.
The most important prevention method of vaccination
, In the first phase of meningitis, a few days of upper respiratory tract infection or intestinal infection can be seen, da he said., 95 percent of meningitis sufferers are children under 5 years of age. In infants and children, this disorder develops after a microbe, usually located in the nose and throat, reaches the brain membranes through blood. Different types of microbes such as bacteria, viruses and fungi can cause meningitis. The symptoms of meningitis may vary from high fever, restlessness, nausea, gushing to vomiting, and a coma. Especially in infants, the symptoms are more difficult to understand. The most important prevention method against the disease is vaccination karşı.
Early diagnosis is very important
Early diagnosis and treatment is very important for detecting meningitis in infants. . If baby meningitis has occurred, it is necessary to be cautious about it. Very close contact with the baby should be done only when the baby needs to be met. In this process, the baby should be provided with plenty of fluid. In some cases, the baby may need to stay in the hospital for a closer follow-up. In case of a transfer, drug treatment is recommended Havale.