Other signs commonly associated with meningitis include photophobia (intolerance to bright light) and phonophobia (intolerance to loud noises).
The fontanelle (the soft spot on the top of a baby's head) can bulge in infants aged up to 6 months.
Other features that distinguish meningitis from less severe illnesses in young children are leg pain, cold extremities, and an abnormal skin color.
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Lamalattia non risparmia per bambini, uomini e persone anziane.
Negli USA pi frequente in soggetti di razza nera, nei quali sembra svilupparsi in et pi precoce e con una maggiore prevalenza di autoanticorpi anti-Sm ed anti-RNP.
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an incurable autoimmune disease afflicting several organs of the body and is known to cause a distinctive butterfly-shaped rash on a person's face.
It affects millions worldwide, yet few disease-causing genes are known.
A study published in Nature Genetics has now identified a single gene that leads to a rare form of this disease.
A team of researchers from Oman and Saudi Arabia, led by Fowzan Alkuraya from King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, studied seven Arab families with a history of SLE.
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