Brain and Nervous System
- Q Is there a cure for meningitis?
In many cases, antibiotics can eliminate the bacteria causing bacterial meningitis. But even when this is the case, permanent damage to the brain or spinal cord may still be an issue. Viral meningitis will typically resolve on its own, though. The... Full Answer
- Q How is syringomyelia treated?
Surgery is usually recommended for individuals with syringomyelia. The type of surgery and its location depend on the type of syringomyelia. In Chiari malformation, the main goal of the surgery is to provide more space at the base of the skull and upper... Full Answer
- Q How common is meningitis?
Approximately 1500 cases of meningitis were seen in the United States from 1998 to 2007. More than 10 percent of those who are diagnosed with meningitis in the United States will die. Most cases occur in infants, young children, and adolescents.... Full Answer
- Q How do other illnesses affect meningitis?
Illnesses that weaken the immune system can put you at greater risk for developing meningitis. This includes conditions such as lupus and AIDS. Children who do not have a spleen, or have some kinds of congenital deformities of the face or skull, or... Full Answer
- Q How does meningitis affect the body?
The effect meningitis has on the body can differ depending upon your age, health, and the severity and cause of the meningitis. In infants, rashes, seizures, vomiting and fever are just some of the physical effects of meningitis. The fontanelles... Full Answer
- Q How is aphasia treated?
In some instances, an individual will completely recover from aphasia without treatment. In most cases, however, language therapy should begin as soon as possible and be tailored to the individual needs of the patient. Rehabilitation with a speech... Full Answer