Meningitis is an inflammation of the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord. E. coli meningitis is bacterial meningitis, which is more virulent than viral meningitis. E. coli is the main cause of meningitis in neonates. Most cases of E. coli meningitis occur in newborn babies or the elderly. The mortality rate for E. coli meningitis in neonates is a grim 40 to 80%. Many of those infants that do survive after this illness have neurological or developmental abnormalities.
E. coli meningitis signs to look for in newborns:
- Failure to thrive
- Decreased feedings/Lack of appetite
- Periods of apnea
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