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How long does aseptic meningitis last? And do you need surgery for it?

How long does aseptic meningitis last? And do you need surgery for it?

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

Dr. Richard Auerbach
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Aseptic Meningitis (Definition)

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


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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

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

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What sort of problem is aseptic meningitis?

What sort of problem is aseptic meningitis?

Aseptic meningitis: Aseptic meningitis is viral meningitis. When cultured, no bacterial organism is isolated. It is usually self-limiting, and for the most part, not as severe as bacterial meningitis. ...Read more

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What is aseptic meningitis?

What is aseptic meningitis?

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 more

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I was diagnosed with aseptic meningitis, what can I expect going forward?

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

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What are the symptoms of aseptic meningitis?

What are the symptoms of aseptic meningitis?

Headache: Symptoms of aseptic meningitis include headache, fever, neck stiffness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and body aches. You need to go to the emergency room if you have these symptoms. ...Read more

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Help! how to tell if I have aseptic meningitis?

Help! how to tell if I have aseptic meningitis?

Not an issue for: Diagnosis. If you suspect you have meningitis, go the hospital immediately. The diagnosis requires doing a lumbar puncture to examine the cerebrospinal fluid. ...Read more

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What are the tests for aseptic meningitis?

Spinal tap: If meningitis is suspected a spinal tap is the only way to be 100 % sure it is aseptic or viral. ...Read more

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Are the complications of syphilitic aseptic meningitis?

Are the complications of syphilitic aseptic meningitis?

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 more

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I have been diagnosed with uctd. I've had two bouts of aseptic meningitis. Is that common with this illness?

No: In my experience the majority of patients thought to have uctd actually turn out to have lupus. I question whether the disorder actually exists. However, aseptic meningitis is an uncommon complication of lupus and therefore uctd. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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Meningitis (Definition)

Meningitis is the inflammation of the membranes(meninges) surrounding the brain and spinal cord. Symptoms include headache, fever, stiff neck and light sensitivity. Causes may be infectious, tumor or chemical irritation. Medical evaluation is indicated ...Read more


Dr. Gutti Rao
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Viral Meningitis (Definition)

The classic symptoms of viral meningitis are fever, stiff neck, headache and sensitivity to light. There can also be a change in the mental status, behavior or personality. Other symptoms can include ...Read more