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In part, the sequels still occur, and go since light pertaining to school difficulties (mental riot) until the cerebral paralysis, passing for some forms of physical and intellectual defects, including partial or complete the deafness. The meningite is an inflammation of the membranes that recover and protect the central nervous system – meninges. The meningite can be of viral origin, acquired after some grippe or another illness caused for virus, normally more branda, or of bacterial origin. Some bacteria exist that can cause the meningite. A contagious form of the illness is the caused one for meningococo that it transmits the illness for the form of gotculas and contact.

Another form of I infect is the contact with the saliva of a sick person. In just-been born the disgnostic suspicion one becomes more difficult, in general, I cry irritated, hipoatividade, hipo or hipertemia and gemncia must call attention for a possible diagnosis. All the type of meningite is of obligatory communication for the sanitary authorities. The diagnosis is based on the clinical evaluation of the patient and on the examination of the lquor, liquid that involves the nervous system, to identify the type of the involved infectious agent. If it will have suspicion of bacterial meningite, is basic to introduce adjusted medicines, before exactly to leave the results the laboratorial examination. The risk of serious sequels grows to the measure that if delays the diagnosis and the beginning of the treatment. The neurological injuries that the illness provokes in these cases can be irreversible. The vaccine against the Haemophilus influenzae type B also protects against the meningite and is part of the official calendar of vaccination. The vaccine against the meningite for pneumococo, even so has been launched in the Europe and in the United States, where the characteristics of the bacterium are a little different, it supplies good protection.