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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