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Dr. Osman Farooq
20 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Yes: Patients with herpes meningitis should be under contact precautions, as it can be spread like the flu.

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Charmoy
36 years experience Dentistry
Very rare: Herpes meningitis is very rare but if the herpes virus was caught and controlled right at the beginning it would make sense from a medical stand point ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Yes, but ...: Since herpes simplex virus is a cause of viral meningitis, a person with herpes is at some risk for viral meningitis. However, viral meningitis is not ... Read More
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
46 years experience Hospital-based practice
Possible: Theoretically viral meningitis is possible. But it usually occurs in immunosuppressed people, children and older age groups.
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Local vs meningitis: Herpes is one of many viruses that can show up in different areas depending on the situation.Localized genital or cold sore herpes is common & whe ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
It depends: Fungal meningitis is bad stuff, tough to treat successfully, but usually deadly if not treated. Herpes encephalitis can cause severe disability and/o ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Yes: Viral meningitis, once completed, and you have fully recovered should not cause further problems.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Maybe: Mollaret's is a viral meningitis that's often the result of meeting genital herpes; it may happen several times. A characteristic cell may show up in ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Meningitis: Generally meningitis presents with fever, sensitivity to light and sound, headache, stiff neck, nausea and vomiting, changes in mentation and possibly ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
What age?: Generally meningitis presents with fever, sensitivity to light and sound, headache, stiff neck, nausea and vomiting, changes in mentation and possibly ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clemens Schirmer
19 years experience Interventional Radiology
Meningitis: In short no, but if you have more symptoms the likelihood of you having meningitis increases. The most common symptoms are headache and neck stiffne ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Menungitis: It's not the symptoms but the disease itself. Meningitis is a medical emergency and must distinguish between viral and. Bacterial (the latter may be ... Read More
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