Immaturity of the gut microbiome and epithelial barriers in the gut and choroid plexus appear to play a significant role in neonatal susceptibility to meningitis.
IgA cells that originate in the gut play a role appear to have neuroprotective properties against diseases associated with neuroinflammation, such as meningitis.
A newly developed vaccine for meningitis and other bloodstream infections caused by the meningococcal group B bacteria will allow for the immunization of younger children. The new vaccine also addresses several limitations of the current meningitis vaccine.
Researchers will present a systematic review of scientific evidence for, and against causal associations for 47 proposed adverse events following immunizations at PAS 2019. The review found that, for 12 of the 47 AEFIs in the study, a causal relationship has been established with at least one vaccine. With the exception of deltoid bursitis, where a vaccine is administered incorrectly, causing pain to the arm, the adverse reactions are very rare. For the other 35 AEFis, the evidence does not support a causal relationship between conditions, such as ASD, asthma, diabetes, multiple sclerosis or SIDs, and vaccinations.
Researchers have identified two new species of bacteria in the blood of patients in China. The bacterias are in the Enterobacter genus and are resistant to multiple antibiotics. Enterobacter has previously been linked to meningitis and other serious medical conditions.
A new study sheds light on how immune cells may rush through channels to quickly get to injured brain tissue. Researchers say bone marrow in the skull is more likely to help supply neutrophils to the brain following a stroke.
A new study reveals how early immune response helps spread neurocryptococcosis. The findings may help develop new treatments that can prevent and treat this fungal infection.
A new study reports only half of infants under three months of age who have bacterial meningitis show traditional symptoms of the disease, such as high fever.
Researchers from NTNU find new evidence of how omega 3 fatty acids can dampen inflammatory reactions in the body.
A new study tracks, in real time, how Cryptococcal meningitis invades the brain.