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Health Insurance for Bacterial Meningitis

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Despite advances in vaccines, bacterial meningitis remains a major cause of long-term neurological disabilities and death. Meningitis occurs due to a viral infection. However, when caused by bacteria, it leads to bacterial meningitis. These are more serious than their viral counterpart and can also be life-threatening.
Bacterial meningitis occurs when the bacteria enter the blood and travel to the spinal cord and brain. Sometimes the bacteria may directly attack the meninges and enter via a sinus or ear infection. The most common strains of bacteria known to cause bacterial meningitis include Streptococcus pneumonia, Neisseria meningitis, Haemophilus influenza and Listeria monocytogenes.
Symptoms of bacterial meningitis may appear between 3 to 7 days after exposure and include:
  • A sudden onset of a headache, stiff neck or fever
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Confusion
In later stages, the patient may exhibit severe seizures or enter into a coma.
If you experience any of the symptoms mentioned above, seek appropriate medical attention right away. It is recommended that you check Royal Sundaram health insurance plans for options like the post and pre-hospitalization charges, easy renewal options and more. Seeking coverage for medical expenses related to bacterial meningitis is quite easy with the lifeline Royal Sundaram health insurance for bacterial meningitis.
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