Neonatal meningitis is a serious medical condition where inflammation of the meninges, protective membranes of the Central Nervous System (CNS) occurs in infants. Symptoms include sepsis, fever, irritability, and dyspnea. It can be caused by Escherichia coli (E. coli), and in rare cases, listeria monocytogenes (listeria).
Symptoms seen with neonatal meningitis are often unspecific that may point to several conditions, such as sepsis (whole body inflammation). These can include fever, irritability, and dyspnea. The only method to determine if meningitis is the cause of these symptoms is lumbar puncture. The most common causes of neonatal meningitis is bacterial infection of the blood, known as bacteremia. Neonatal meningitis is mostly caused by Group B Streptococci, Escherichia coli, other Gram-negative rods, Streptococcus pneumonia. Most neonatal meningitis results from bacteremia.
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