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Escherichia coli Meningitis Summary

Description: A form of gram-negative meningitis that tends to occur in neonates, in association with anatomical abnormalities (which feature communication between the meninges and cutaneous structures) or as OPPORTUNISTIC INFECTIONS in association with IMMUNOLOGIC DEFICIENCY SYNDROMES. In premature neonates the clinical presentation may be limited to ANOREXIA; VOMITING; lethargy; or respiratory distress. Full-term infants may have as additional features FEVER; SEIZURES; and bulging of the anterior fontanelle. (From Menkes, Textbook of Child Neurology, 5th ed, pp398-400)

Also Known As: Meningitis, Escherichia coli; Escherichia coli Meningitides; Meningitides, Escherichia coli

Networked: 58 relevant articles (8 outcomes, 1 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Escherichia coli Meningitis

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Cefotaxime (Kendrick) : 3 outcomes in 6 results : FDA 16 Generic
  2. Moxalactam (Latamoxef) : 2 outcomes in 6 results : FDA 1
  3. Chloramphenicol (Chloromycetin) : 1 outcome in 5 results : FDA 27
  4. Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha (Tumor Necrosis Factor) : 1 outcome in 3 results : IBA
  5. Streptomycin (Streptomycin Sulfate) : 1 outcome in 2 results : FDA 7
  6. Pefloxacin : 1 outcome in 1 result : IBA
  7. Pentoxifylline (Trental) : 1 outcome in 1 result : FDA 11 Generic
  8. gatifloxacin (Zymar) : 1 outcome in 1 result : FDA 10
  9. thienamycin : 1 outcome in 1 result : IBA
  10. Amino Acids : 1 study in 1 result : FDA 53
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Diseases Related to Escherichia coli Meningitis

  1. Meningitis
  2. Brain Injuries (Brain Injury)
  3. Inflammation
  4. Infection
  5. Brain Edema (Cerebral Edema)
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Key Therapies for Escherichia coli Meningitis

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  1. Catheters : 1 result
  2. Neurosurgical Procedures : 1 result
  3. Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt : 1 result
  4. Salvage Therapy : 1 result
  5. Electrodes (Electrode) : 1 result
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