Sep 28, 2005
MY NEPHEW HAS AIDS.HE RECENTLY HAD A SEIZURE AND THE DR'S SAY HE HAS A BACTERIAL INFECTION IN THE BRAIN NOT RELATED TO THE AIDS..WHAT DO YOU THINK COULD HAVE CAUSED IT. THE ANTIBIOTICS ARE NOT RESPONDING
Response from Dr. Henry
Bacterial meningitis sometimes occurs in the general population without any clear reason why. Persons with HIV have a damaged immune systems so could be more suceptible to severe bacterial infections. Other conditions like having a damaged or absent spleen or anatomic damage to the skull from old injuries can increased the risk for bacterial meningitis as can numerous other medical conditions. KH
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