A 32-year-old member asked:
what are the symptoms of meningitis in young children?
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Dr. Martin Raff answered
55 years experience Infectious Disease
What age?: This will differ according to the age of the child. Generally meningitis presents with fever, sensitivity to light and sound, headache, stiff neck, nausea and vomiting, changes in mentation and possibly localizing neurological abnormalities. In preverbal children there may be listlessness, failure to feed, difficult in arousal, irritability, and other non-specific manifestations.
Answered on Jul 20, 2012
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