A 34-year-old member asked:
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are headaches compulsory symptoms for csf leak and meningitis?

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Dr. Steven Giannotta
49 years experience Neurosurgery
Yes: They certainly are common symptoms, but meningitis causes high fever and mental status changes. You haven't said why you might have a CSF leak.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
Dr. James Goodrich
39 years experience Neurosurgery
CSF leak: Headaches are extremely common symptoms in both a CSF leak and meningits.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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