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Kenji Taylor, MD, MSc (Family Medicine, Primary Care Physician)

Dr. Taylor is a Japanese-African American physician who grew up and was educated in the United States but spent a considerable amount of time in Japan as a college student, working professional and now father of three. After graduating from Brown, he worked in finance first before attending medical school at Penn. He then completed a fellowship with the Centers for Disease Control before going on to specialize in Family and Community Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) where he was also a chief resident. After a faculty position at Stanford, he moved with his family to Japan where he continues to see families on a military base outside of Tokyo, teach Japanese residents and serve remotely as a medical director for Roots Community Health Center. He also enjoys editing and writing podcast summaries for Hippo Education.

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Shohei Harase, MD (Neurology)

Dr. Harase spent his junior and senior high school years in Finland and the U.S. After graduating from the University of Washington (Bachelor of Science, Molecular and Cellular Biology), he worked for Apple Japan Inc. before entering the University of the Ryukyus School of Medicine. He completed his residency at Okinawa Prefectural Chubu Hospital, where he received the Best Resident Award in 2016 and 2017. In 2021, he joined the Department of Cerebrovascular Medicine at the National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, specializing in hyperacute stroke.

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  • Blacking out

  • My body is jerking

  • Feel anxiety suddenly

  • Twitching

  • Felt nauseous then fainted

  • Sweating followed by fainting

  • Fever seizures (with fever of >100.4°F / 38°C)

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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is meningitis?

Meningitis is an inflammation of the fluid and membrane (meninges) surrounding the brain and spinal cord usually caused by bacterial or viral infections, brain injuries, cancer, and certain drugs. It is a medical emergency that can lead to permanent brain and nerve damage.

Symptoms of meningitis

  • Difficulty of obeying

  • Losing consciousness

  • Seizure

  • Weakness on one side of the body

  • Brudzinski suspected signs

  • Suspected of Kernig's symptoms

  • On medications that suppresses the immune system

  • Fever

Questions your doctor may ask to check for meningitis

  • Have you temporarily lost consciousness?

  • Have you had a seizure?

  • Are you experiencing an inability to move one side of your body?

  • Are you taking any immune-suppressing medications?

  • Do you have a fever?

Treatment for meningitis

Meningitis is a medical emergency that requires prompt treatment in the hospital. Treatment includes antibiotics and anti-inflammatory medications.

View the symptoms of Meningitis

  • Faint

  • Seizure

  • Fever

  • Mood changes quickly

References

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    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0095454313000638?via%3Dihub

  • Roos KL. Acute bacterial meningitis. Semin Neurol. 2000;20(3):293-306. doi: 10.1055/s-2000-9393. PMID: 11051294.

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  • Helbok R, Broessner G, Pfausler B, Schmutzhard E. Chronic meningitis. J Neurol. 2009 Feb;256(2):168-75. doi: 10.1007/s00415-009-0122-0. Epub 2009 Feb 17. PMID: 19224317.

    https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00415-009-0122-0

  • Aparicio A, Chamberlain MC. Neoplastic meningitis. Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep. 2002 May;2(3):225-35. doi: 10.1007/s11910-002-0081-7. PMID: 11937001.

    https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11910-002-0081-7

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Reviewed By:

Kenji Taylor, MD, MSc

Kenji Taylor, MD, MSc (Family Medicine, Primary Care Physician)

Dr. Taylor is a Japanese-African American physician who grew up and was educated in the United States but spent a considerable amount of time in Japan as a college student, working professional and now father of three. After graduating from Brown, he worked in finance first before attending medical school at Penn. He then completed a fellowship with the Centers for Disease Control before going on to specialize in Family and Community Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) where he was also a chief resident. After a faculty position at Stanford, he moved with his family to Japan where he continues to see families on a military base outside of Tokyo, teach Japanese residents and serve remotely as a medical director for Roots Community Health Center. He also enjoys editing and writing podcast summaries for Hippo Education.

Shohei Harase, MD

Shohei Harase, MD (Neurology)

Dr. Harase spent his junior and senior high school years in Finland and the U.S. After graduating from the University of Washington (Bachelor of Science, Molecular and Cellular Biology), he worked for Apple Japan Inc. before entering the University of the Ryukyus School of Medicine. He completed his residency at Okinawa Prefectural Chubu Hospital, where he received the Best Resident Award in 2016 and 2017. In 2021, he joined the Department of Cerebrovascular Medicine at the National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, specializing in hyperacute stroke.

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