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Which the the symptoms of bacterial meningitis?

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Dr. James Goodrich
Neurosurgery 39 years experience
Bacterial meningitis: Typical symptoms include severe headaches, altered mental status, increasingly sleepy and in severe cases even a seizure.
Dr. John Leander Po
Infectious Disease 18 years experience
Like the flu: Great question. Bacteria causesinflammation of a protective layer of the brain and spinal cord called the meninges. Clinically, movements that stretch this layer (i.e. Bending the neck forward) will be painful. It can also lead to flu- symptoms such as headache, fever, malaise, nausea, and vomiting. Light sensitivity can also occur (photophobia).
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Do you mean symptoms: Fever, headache, increased sensitivity to light and sound, stiff neck, nausea and vomiting, changes in thinking, level of consciousness, and so on. If you think you are getting meningitis go see a doctor asap instead of trying to diagnose yourself.
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Bacterial meningitis: The symptoms depend on the age of the patient. In children & babies they may not be able to tell us about their symptoms. They maye fever, vomitig lethargy or not feed well. Children however may be far progressed before their symptoms come to be noticed. If your child is not neuologically ame as routine & has fever you should have him/her be checked asap.
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 33 years experience
Headache Plus: Headache occurs in at least 90% of people with meningitis. Stiff neck occurs in at least 85% of people with meningitis fever and chills occur in at least 90% of people with meningitis. Vomiting occurs in about 35% of people with meningitis fear of bright lights (photophobia) confusion seizures history of a recent upper respiratory infection.

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I'm concerned. What symptoms go with bacterial meningitis?

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Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Bacterial Meningitis: Bacterial meningitis can be a serious disease. They have an infection of the membranes surrounding the brain, they have fever, headache stiff neck , vomiting and generally not feeling well at all. It requires immediate attention and prolonged antibiotics usually by i v.

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