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Is It Possible To Get Meningitis In Your Joints
Joint pain headaches always tired loss of appetite what's wrong with me? My mom wants to get me tested for meningitis is this a possibility?
Very unlikely: Only rare causes of meningitis cause the milder symptoms you have. Vast majority of cases cause severe headache and fever (the kind of headache that sends you to the ER). There is usually vomiting. There are many things that could cause your symptoms, and many causes are not serious. See a doctor for an evaluation, but a spinal tap is very unlikely. ...Read more
Yes: The word "septicemia' means blood infection and joint involvement is not unusual. ...Read more
How serious is tuberculosis meningitis? Is this fully cureable? Frnd had this and now improing very slwly. Hs stiffness of joints n slurred speech.
TB meningitis: This is a very curable illness, but there may be damage to the nervous system which, if it is going to reverse, may take a very long to happen. Hope they are better soon. ...Read more
My fiancée's MRI http://goo.Gl/a4bejd 5 mnths post TB meningitis. She has several issues like stiff joints & poor recognition. Is she getting better?
Hydrocephalus: The MRI scan report suggests that there is dilation of the 3rd and lateral ventricles, but not the 4th. This can happen after a serious brain infection like tb. There is likely some scarring and blockage of the outflow sites for CSF so that it gets blocked. This can lead to a depressed mental status and slow recovery. You should consult a neurosurgeon to evaluate her. ...Read more
For 3 days, i've had a severe headache, severe back/neck/joint pain, dizzy, bad fatigue, no fever. Had meningitis 19yrs ago. Worried as it's no better?
Spread meningitis: Most cases of meningitis have been spread by droplet infection. Bacteria and viruses can be carried in the saliva eventhough others may be asymptomatic. I suggest you not kiss your dog on the mouth and wash you hands well before eating and putting your hands in your mouth or against your nose. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: The bacterium staph. Aureus can cause bacterial meningitis (inflammation of the membranes surrounding the brain & spinal cord) and is a common cause of skin infections. While broken skin can introduce bacteria into the blood stream, it is unlikely for bacterial meningitis to result from popping pimples. That being said, popping pimples can lead to scarring & skin infections... & isn't advised. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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