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What medical problems can viral meningitis lead to?

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Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatric Critical Care 24 years experience
Viral meningitis: Viral meningitis can produce a wide variety of medical problems. Some patients are relatively asymptomatic, whereas others require hospitalization for severe headache, dehydration, altered mental status, and seizures. In severe cases, patients may require intensive care, and can have long term neurologic problems.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

What is the medical term for viral meningitis?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Viral meningitis: If the exact virus is known or is discovered, the name of the virus may be added. Certain viruses produce distinctive syndromes (lymphocytic choriomeningitis from a mouse virus, mollaret's from herpes or its kin).
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
"aseptic" meaning not bacterial is a common term for viral meningitis
Jan 3, 2014
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
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Thanks Dr. Ferguson. Perhaps this is what our correspondent wanted.
Jan 3, 2014

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