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How Long Should Aseptic Meningitis Last
Mollaret's: Some cases of asceptic meningitis may be viral in origin and self limited, but symptoms may persist for months. A form of recurrent meningitis as above may be an autoimmune reaction and might respond to immune interventions. This is sort of tricky, as very few doctors have experience with this very rare condition, so find a good immunologist, and get this under control. No surgery please. ...Read more
Aseptic meningitis is a condition caused by a viral infection that results in inflammation of the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord. It occurs more often in the summer and fall months. Although aseptic (or viral) meningitis is a serious disease, patients generally recover. There may be no additional symptoms present or individuals may have symptoms of a cold or a rash ...Read more
What is the treat for aseptic meningitis caused by reaction from ivig? And does it have any long lasting affects? Like h/a more frequently
Conservative: Pain relief meds for headaches, good hydration...tincture of time. Symptoms will pass & you are not more likely in the future to get headaches unless you do the IVIG again. You may wish to look into a device for headaches and neck pain called SOOTHEAWAY. Find at www.sootheaway.com. Most insurance DOES NOT cover this thing in my state. I do not own stock in this company (Drat!) but it works well ...Read more
Nonbacterial: Aseptic meningitis is term indicating the absence of detectable bacteria as a cause for meningitis. Tubercle bacillus, viruses, fungi, parasites, cancer, or some medications fall into the category of aseptic meningitis. See http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001639/ for more information. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Likely nothing more: If you had so called "aseptic" meningitis, it was probably a viral infection and if you have recovered from it, you should not expect any more neurologic sequelae. See this site for more info. http://www.med.unc.edu/medicine/web/meningitis.htm. ...Read more
Many: Syphilis can eventually result in an inflamatory immune process in the brain some 10-20 years after primary infection. Occuring in about 15% of untreated cases, it can lead to coordination difficulties, paralysis, numbness, blindness and dementia. The damage may be serious enough to cause death.Various folks have suggested hitler showed signs of the problem in his final days as well as some gangsters. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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