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A 25-year-old female asked:

Good day, my daughter has been complaining about her neck and school called she has fever. could this be a sign of meningitis or am i jumping the gun. regards, charnae?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Can't say for sure: The reality is there are many less worrisome causes for neck pain & fever at any age. Unless & until you have a chance to see her and evaluate the situation it is pre-mature to go to that label.

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