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A 27-year-old female asked:

Had fever for 24 hr last fri. rash on arms/legs/feet tuesday. legs/feet have itchy rash still. headaches all week bad today. meningitis?

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Dr. Olatokunbo Archie
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Other symptoms..?: The symptoms you have described could be due to many different illnesses. In my experience, patients with meningitis most commonly present with high fever, neck stiffness, severe headaches,nausea and vomiting. There are some serious forms of meningitis associated with rashes.However, they will be associated with equally serious symptoms as listed above.If you are unsure, see your doctor right away
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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 59 years experience
Possible: These symptoms are more compatible with a viral infection. If your headaches have been present for an entire week, you need to see your doctor since one cannot rule out meningitis
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Last updated Jun 1, 2018

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