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is it possible to have aseptic meningitis (viral, herpes, fungi) and not have treatment and feel ok after 10 days?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Yes: Viral meningitis, once completed, and you have fully recovered should not cause further problems.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: This is often the case with mono, mumps and other common viral illnesses that we seldom do a spinal tap on because we know they can have a mild aseptic meningitis. (why look if it doesn't change treatment) Some diarrheal illnesses will also have a similar finding.It will not happen with systemic herpes or fungal infections. These are nasty and trigger extensive testing.

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