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A 33-year-old female asked:

signs and symptoms of mumps measles meningitis? i might have one of these because i have bronchitis like symptoms and clusters on body &tongue 3wks

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
Sorry: But it doesn't sound like any of those.
Dr. William Singer
Pediatric Neurology 51 years experience
Signs CNS inflammati: The usual signs of meningitis are headache, stiff neck, fever, altered alertness, irritability and possibly seizures.

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