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How Long Can You Have Symptoms Of Meningitis
48h: Viral meningitides take 48h max. Most are bacterial and much less contagious. If you're worried - go to er and get spinal tap- a safe relatively painless procedure in experienced hands. ...Read more
How long would it take for meningitis symptoms to start from headache to severe symptoms in a toddler?
When someone is symptom free from viral meningitis, are they no longer contagious? My friend just has a runny nose, otherwise he is fine, no fever.
Hi Doc. I suspect that I have meningitis because of the symptoms. But I have no fever and my wbc falls within normal range. Does that rule out meningitis? I feel the symptoms for long time now. Head ache, face numb cheek, stiff neck, numb arms. But i
Yes: Fever, chills, headache, nausea and vomiting , stiff neck, alterations in mental status are all quite commonly seen. Acute meningitis is an infectious disease emergency. There are chronic forms of meningitis which do not require as rapid attention, but anybody suspecting this disease should see a doctor asap. ...Read more
Meningitis: In short no, but if you have more symptoms the likelihood of you having meningitis increases. The most common symptoms are headache and neck stiffness associated with fever, confusion or altered consciousness, vomiting, and an inability to tolerate light and loud noises. Usually the diagnosis has to be confirmed by specific tests, in particular a lumbar puncture to sample the spinal fluid. ...Read more
Yes: Absolutely they can, even in spite of adequate treatment. ...Read more
Yes: Bacterial meningitis would be fatal before being present 20 days and viral meningitis doesn't generally last that long. There are many causes of chronic meningitis that can cause prolonged symptoms such as fungal meningitis due to cryptococcus or coccidiodomycosis, TB meningitis, sarcoidosis, cancer etc. ...Read more
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