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can you have bacterial meningitis without having a fever

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Very,Very Rarely: Almost always, bacterial meningitis is accompanied by fever and the patient has serious symptoms such as severe headaches, stiff neck, vomiting, occas ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Possibly: I can remember one 8 yo kid that arrived in a coma with low body temperature, low blood pressure & died within hours of Meningococcal meningitis/sepsi ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
What symptoms?: Unlikely.Symptoms and fever in meningitis are usually pretty pronounced.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Meningitis: It is unlikely for you to have meningitis. Your neck pain may be due to other reasons.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
32 years experience Neurosurgery
Not necessarily: Many people have a fever but it is not a requirement.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Fevers: Once you recover from bacterial meningitis, recurrent fevers should not be an issue. If you have documented recurrent fevers, an infectious disease sp ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Singer
50 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Good sign: The improvement in fever is a good sign, but there still may be a lot of inflammation preset. Speak to her doctor for regular update of her condition ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
19 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Possibly: It is possible that your symptoms are all related to the flu. With the flu, you can have headaches and body aches. But if your headache is severe an ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Start with Ur doc: A past illness of this type does not make you more or less likely to get the common sort of illnesses. Start with your regular doc and s/he can decide ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Bacterial meningitis: usually makes people very sick. A mild headache and light sensitivity is not suggestive of bacterial meningitis.
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