Basic Summary for Pneumococcal meningitis


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Main name of condition: Pneumococcal meningitis


What is Pneumococcal meningitis?
  Brief description of Pneumococcal meningitis: Bacterial form of meningitis
  Parent types of Pneumococcal meningitis: Meningitis, Bacterial meningitis, Pneumococcus, Brain conditions, Brain infection, Diseases contagious from droplets
  Organs Affected by Pneumococcal meningitis: brain, meninges
How many people get Pneumococcal meningitis?
  Incidence (annual) of Pneumococcal meningitis: about 1 to 2 per 100,000 in the USA
  Incidence Rate of Pneumococcal meningitis: approx 1 in 100,000 or 0.00% or 2,720 people in USA [about data]
What causes Pneumococcal meningitis?
  Class of Condition for Pneumococcal meningitis: bacterial
  Causes of Pneumococcal meningitis: see causes of Pneumococcal meningitis
  Risk factors for Pneumococcal meningitis: see risk factors for Pneumococcal meningitis
How is it treated?
  Prevention of Pneumococcal meningitis: see prevention of Pneumococcal meningitis
Society issues for Pneumococcal meningitis
  Hospitalization statistics for Pneumococcal meningitis: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Pneumococcal meningitis:
  • 0.005% (692) of hospital consultant episodes were for pneumococcal meningitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 74% of hospital consultant episodes for pneumococcal meningitis required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 53% of hospital consultant episodes for pneumococcal meningitis were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 47% of hospital consultant episodes for pneumococcal meningitis were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 80% of hospital consultant episodes for pneumococcal meningitis required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 14.1 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for pneumococcal meningitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 10 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for pneumococcal meningitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 23 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for pneumococcal meningitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 34% of hospital consultant episodes for pneumococcal meningitis occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 5% of hospital consultant episodes for pneumococcal meningitis occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.4% of hospital consultant episodes for pneumococcal meningitis were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.013% (7,039) of hospital bed days were for pneumococcal meningitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)

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