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Lyme Meningitis Symptoms
A condition caused by borrelia burgdorferi. Acute symptoms can include bullseye rash, headaches, joint pain, fever, and flu-like sx. Chronic symptoms can include fibromyalgia symptoms, nerve pain in extremities, mood swings, brain fog, heart problems. Lab diagnoses are not very reliable, and sometimes clinical ...Read more
My friend just told me that she is in the hospital with Lyme based meningitis, what exactly is that? Also, my kids (ages 4 yrs & 16 week were around her 4 days ago, should I be worried?
I was told that Lyme meningitis isn't contagious through casual contact. Is it contagious through sexual contact or kissing?
No: Lyme disease is not contagious at all. Please be skeptical about the diagnosis. There is a lot of medical literature showing that it is over-diagnosed. Blood tests for it can often be falsely positive, or misinterpreted. Many people claim to be Lyme disease experts. I would trust only a board-certified infectious disease specialist at an academic center to make the rare diagnosis of Lyme in brain.
How is Meningitis from Lyme disease diagnosed? Already have the lyme diagnosis? Past ER note says "likely Lyme Meningitis" but no inflammation on MRI.
Lumbar puncture: Meningitis is diagnosed classically by sending off cerebrospinal fluid analysis from a lumber puncture when there is a clinical suspicion that a patient has this condition. Lyme meningitis can be diagnosed with specialized testing sent on cerebral spinal fluid often in conjunction with serum testing to confirm the presence of Lyme Disease.
I have lyme meningitis I've been on antibiotics for 10 days I'm sharing a hotel room with my sister. I read I'm still contagious is this true?
Is there a tick?: The question is, "How would the infection be transmitted? " Since Lyme disease germs are not transmitted by sneezing, spit, or flying through the air, there would need to be a tick involved. Ticks catch Lyme bacteria by biting an animal infected with Lyme bacteria. You would be that infected animal, and an uninfected tick would have to bite you and get infected... too far-fetched! So, no worries.See 1 more doctor answer
My husband has Lyme meningitis he was put on IV antibotic rocephin (ceftriaxone) 14 days. I now there is side effects. Is that treatment very effective?
Yes: It is the treatment of choice for this complication of lyme disease.
Threshold for treating Lyme treated with IV vs po antibiotics? Had bell's palsy, meningitis, locked knees and shooting arm pains, and have doxy. 100 mg b.I.D. For 14 days. I want to avoid a relapse.
18 year-old female with past pseudotumor cerebri and shunt placement, but now has intractable daily headache, emotional lability, slow cognition.....?
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.
Menungitis: It's not the symptoms but the disease itself. Meningitis is a medical emergency and must distinguish between viral and. Bacterial (the latter may be life threatening and requires immediate intravenous antibiotics).Immediate hospital evaluation if suspected.
Meningitis: Generally meningitis presents with fever, sensitivity to light and sound, headache, stiff neck, nausea and vomiting, changes in mentation and possibly localizing neurological abnormalities, and alterations in sensorium. Depending on the patient's age, underlying illness and the specific organism death can occur within hours of onset, and in the case of chronic disease may be weeks or longer.
Meningitis Symptoms: Symptoms of bacterial meningitis usually appear suddenly. The most common symptoms of meningitis include: fever, severe and persistent headache, stiff and painful neck, vomiting, confusion, decreased level of consciousness, seizures, muscle aches and weakness, eye sensitivity and pain to bright lights and skin rash.