Items Tagged ‘meningitis’

Ask the Doctors - How contagious is bacterial meningitis?

August 27, 2018

Ask the Doctors – How contagious is bacterial meningitis?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: One of the schools in my area has been the focus of news reports about a bacterial meningitis case. How contagious is this disease? Bacterial meningitis cases in school-age children, adolescents and college students are predominately caused by two different organisms: Streptococcus pneumoniae and Neisseria meningitides.  Streptococcous causes nearly 50 percent of meningitis […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, bacterial meningitis, Dr. Robert Ashley, meningitis, Neisseria meningitides, Streptocooccus pneumoniae, vaccinations


Ask the Doctors - Should I worry about my child's exposure to hand-foot-and-mouth disease?

August 3, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Should I worry about my child’s exposure to hand-foot-and-mouth disease?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: My daughter’s school recently sent home a flyer about potential exposure to hand-foot-and-mouth disease. How worried should I be? Hand-foot-and-mouth disease (HFMD) is very common. It occurs most often in infants and children less than 7 years of age and is caused by one of 16 types of enterovirus. Outbreaks are more likely […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, blisters, childhood illnesses, Dr. Robert Ashley, enterovirus, Hand food and mouth disease, lymph nodes, meningitis, viral infection, virtal meningitis


What vaccinations are routinely recommended for adults, adolescents, and children?

February 26, 2016

What vaccinations are routinely recommended for adults, adolescents, and children?

By uclahealth uclahealth

According to the CDC, there are many diseases that have recommended vaccination schedules. The goal is for all U.S. citizens to receive these vaccinations to prevent the spread of these infectious diseases, and ultimately to eradicate them. Specific vaccine recommendations vary depending on age, geographic location, and other risk factors. Many basic vaccinations are often given […]

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Tags: chicken pox, childrens health, diphtheria, flu, hepatitis a, hepatitis b, HPV, immunization, measles, meningitis, meningococcal meningitis, mumps


A Birthday to Remember

June 30, 2015

A Birthday to Remember

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I was perfectly healthy a little over a month ago, then I started having headaches and fatigue. I was admitted into the hospital on my birthday,” says 27-year-old Jenna Neumann. After a false diagnosis, Jenna transferred to the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center where she was diagnosed with mono meningitis guillain barre, an infection that […]

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Tags: featured, meningitis, patient stories, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center


January 11, 2013

Thank you Dr Gary Mathern

By NadiaLaurensParents NadiaLaurensParents

Our daughter was born healthy. At the age of one month old she became ill with bacterial meningitis, she went on to three bouts of BM before the age of 1year old. Due to this she had brain damage, epilepsy, and severely mentally and physically delayed. She had different types of seizures, but the ones […]

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Tags: Dr. Gary Mathern, Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, meningitis, Neurology & Neurosurgery, patient stories