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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Lowe
17 years experience Pediatric Rheumatology
No: Fibromyalgia is not a cause for aseptic meningitis since fibromyalgia by definition is not inflammatory. Medications, viral or fungal infections, par ... Read More

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Entero viruses: Entero viruses is a large group of visues that are a common cause of aseptic meningitis. For more information, see this site. http://www.cdc.gov/meni ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
33 years experience Neurology
Conservative: Pain relief meds for headaches, good hydration...tincture of time. Symptoms will pass & you are not more likely in the future to get headaches unl ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Complex: And needs thorough history, physical examination and probably blood /imaging studies, your best bet would be a tertiary care center, start with rheuma ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
50 years experience Pediatrics
Nonbacterial: Aseptic meningitis is term indicating the absence of detectable bacteria as a cause for meningitis. Tubercle bacillus, viruses, fungi, parasites, can ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
41 years experience Pediatrics
Spinal tap: If meningitis is suspected a spinal tap is the only way to be 100 % sure it is aseptic or viral.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Helena Bentley
39 years experience Pediatrics
Aseptic meningitis: Aseptic meningitis is viral meningitis. When cultured, no bacterial organism is isolated. It is usually self-limiting, and for the most part, not as ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Traci Buxton
23 years experience Family Medicine
Headache: Symptoms of aseptic meningitis include headache, fever, neck stiffness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and body aches. You need to go to the emergency roo ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Not an issue for: Diagnosis. If you suspect you have meningitis, go the hospital immediately. The diagnosis requires doing a lumbar puncture to examine the cerebrospina ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liesl Venter
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Sterile culture: There will be no growth on the cerebrospinal fluid culture. This is mostly due to viral meningitis.

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