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meningitis & septicaemia can kill in hours!

People who are faced with meningitis and septicaemia have to act fast to help save a life.


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Meningitis following surgery

Posted by Maria Smith on 03 December 2014

Hi, my husband Ray aged 64yrs had a left cuff operation (common surgery to repair wear and tear of the shoulder), which involved discharge 3hrs after surgery. 6 days after the surgery he began vomiting followed by unconsciousness. After a day in Accident and Emergency he was diagnosed with bacterial meningitis and admitted to a high dependency ward where he remained for 6 weeks, intubated (tracheostomy) and in an induced comma. I was told to prepare for the worst. Ray has now been hospitalised for 7 weeks and his meningitis has caused a stroke...

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Bacterial meningitis linked to PCOS?

Posted by Angela Davies on 11 October 2014

My 16 year old daughter has just been diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome. When she was 8 she contracted bacterial meningitis and septicaemia and we almost lost her. Thankfully she recovered and appeared to have no lasting after effects. However, from the age of 13 she has suffered with debilitating migraines (albeit infrequently) and has fainted on several occasions. The doctor diagnosed low blood sugar and low heart rate (although her blood pressure is ok). I've put this down to puberty so far but now she has been diagnosed with...

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Meningitis hasn’t gone away – it’s still a threat so help save lives this winter

Posted by Chris Head on 16 September 2014

My main concern this year is that people don’t get complacent about meningitis.

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