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what is aseptic meningitis?

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Nonbacterial: Aseptic meningitis is term indicating the absence of detectable bacteria as a cause for meningitis. Tubercle bacillus, viruses, fungi, parasites, cancer, or some medications fall into the category of aseptic meningitis. See http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001639/ for more information.
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 46 years experience
Aseptic meningitis: Aseptic meningitis simply means tht we do not have wbcs in the CSF but still have symptoms of meningitis. It can happen in viral, fungal, cancers, brain abscess and certain medications.

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Are the complications of syphilitic aseptic meningitis?

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Dr. James Ferguson
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Many: Syphilis can eventually result in an inflamatory immune process in the brain some 10-20 years after primary infection. Occuring in about 15% of untreated cases, it can lead to coordination difficulties, paralysis, numbness, blindness and dementia. The damage may be serious enough to cause death.Various folks have suggested hitler showed signs of the problem in his final days as well as some gangsters.
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What sort of problem is aseptic meningitis?

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Dr. Helena Bentley
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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 severe as bacterial meningitis.
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What are the tests for aseptic meningitis?

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Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Spinal tap: If meningitis is suspected a spinal tap is the only way to be 100 % sure it is aseptic or viral.
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What is the treatment for aseptic meningitis?

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Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Observation: Aseptic meningitis usually needs time for the body to cure. Treatment consists of taking care of the symptoms. Tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever or headache and fluids etc.
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What are the symptoms of aseptic meningitis?

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Family Medicine 23 years experience
Headache: Symptoms of aseptic meningitis include headache, fever, neck stiffness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and body aches. You need to go to the emergency room if you have these symptoms.

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