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What is the significance of raising band neutrophils and normal lymphocyte in CSF in case of "streptococcus pneumoniae " meningitis?

What is the significance of raising band neutrophils and normal lymphocyte in CSF in case of "streptococcus pneumoniae " meningitis?

Meningitis: In bacterial meningitis the numbers of wbcs in the CSF is elevated and usually consists of cells in the neutrophilic series. Many labs indicate that up to 5 wbc/ml is normal, but my practice is to consider any neutrophils to be abnormal, but this must be evaluated in the context of the clinical presentation. With strep pneumoniae the protein is likely to be high and the glucose significantly low. ...Read more

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Meningitis (Definition)

A condition in which the membrane surrounding the brain and spinal cord becomes inflamed. Symptoms include headaches, fever, stiff neck, and a sensitivity to light. There are two primary types of ...Read more


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What are the symptoms of meningitis in young children?

What are the symptoms of meningitis in young children?

What age?: This will differ according to the age of the child. Generally meningitis presents with fever, sensitivity to light and sound, headache, stiff neck, nausea and vomiting, changes in mentation and possibly localizing neurological abnormalities. In preverbal children there may be listlessness, failure to feed, difficult in arousal, irritability, and other non-specific manifestations. ...Read more

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What are the earliest symptoms of spinal meningitis?

What are the earliest symptoms of spinal meningitis?

Do you mean symptoms: Fever, headache, increased sensitivity to light and sound, stiff neck, nausea and vomiting, changes in thinking, level of consciousness, and so on. If you think you are getting meningitis go see a doctor asap instead of trying to diagnose yourself. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of meningitis in adults in college?

What are symptoms of meningitis in adults in college?

Sick as stink: Imagine the morning after a night of drinking, but no night of drinking - that would be like the symptoms of meningitis. Severe headache, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, ache, trouble with vision, trouble with balance, feeling like you want to die - then you may have meningitis. Needs thorough medical evaluation right away! ...Read more

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I'm concerned. What symptoms go with bacterial meningitis?

I'm concerned. What symptoms go with bacterial meningitis?

Please see below.: Symptoms of meningitis (bacterial or viral) include severe headache, stiff neck, sensitivity to light, and fever. If you think you may have meningitis, please get checked by your doctor or the er now. ...Read more

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What are potential symptoms of meningitis and hepatitis b?

What are potential symptoms of meningitis and hepatitis b?

Symptoms: Meningitis - headache, stiff neck, alteration in consciousness, confusion, seizure.

Hepatitis b - jaundice, fever, enlarged liver, fatigue, enlarged abdomen due to fluid. ...Read more

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If I had symptoms of bacterial meningitis, how long would I have to live?

If I had symptoms of bacterial meningitis, how long would I have to live?

Meningitis: If you actually have bacterial meningitis the rate of its progression depends upon the organism and the individual who gets it. With fast and effective treatment your chances of fully recovery are good. Without treatment, time to death is again variable. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of spinal meningitis, and how fast can it kill you?

What are common symptoms of spinal meningitis, and how fast can it kill you?

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. ...Read more

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When into meningitis would the rash apear I've had every symptom for a few days?

When into meningitis would the rash apear I've had every symptom for a few days?

May not: There is no specific rash associated with any particular type of bacterial meningitis. Viral meningitis, I.e., enteroviral, is more likely to be associated. ...Read more

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Do you know are symptoms of meningitis and shaken baby syndrome in any way similar?

Do you know are symptoms of meningitis and shaken baby syndrome in any way similar?

Perhaps: Shaken baby syndrome can cause a chemical menningitis if there is bleeding into the cerebral spinal fluid outside the brain. Best discuss this with the childs doctor. ...Read more

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Should I go to student health service or hospital if I have some symptoms of meningitis?

Should I go to student health service or hospital if I have some symptoms of meningitis?

Either: But make sure you are being seen by a doctor and do it asap. If you have meningitis you can become critically ill in a very brief time period. Hope you are ok. ...Read more

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5 days later with noticeable symptom improvement is it safe to assume that my meningitis is viral?

5 days later with noticeable symptom improvement is it safe to assume that my meningitis is viral?

Viral meningitis: Is miserable and will lead to a painful headache; however, yes, viral tends to improve whenever treated appropriately. Hopefully you have sought care with your doctor. ...Read more

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How long would it take for meningitis symptoms to start from headache to severe symptoms in a toddler?

How long would it take for meningitis symptoms to start from headache to severe symptoms in a toddler?

Varied: Bacterial meningitis has a very rapid onset from viral like flu symptoms of headache and body ache to more severe symptoms of headache, blurry vision, vomiting, rash in about 6 hours time. Viral meningitis has a slower onset of severity and can be hours to days. ...Read more

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Meningitis is swelling of meninges. What causes the symptoms of meningitis? What is the swelling affecting?

Inflamed membanes: Meningitis is an inflammation of the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord. It is usually due to an infectious agent, like a bacteria, virus or fungus. It can also rarely be caused by drugs. Symptoms often include fever, headache, stiff neck and sleepiness or lethargy. An evaluation of the cause is needed to guide treatment, which may involve antibiotics as well as supportive care. ...Read more

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I'm really scared I might have meningitis. Stiff neck for 2 days. Temp has been from 97.8-99 no other symptoms. Should I be concerned?

I'm really scared I might have meningitis. Stiff neck for 2 days. Temp has been from 97.8-99 no other symptoms. Should I be concerned?

Probably not: Meningitis is often associated with severe headache and vomiting because of increased intracranial pressure. Should you develop severe headache, contact your PCP or visit ER. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of bacterial meningitis?

Do you mean symptoms: Fever, headache, increased sensitivity to light and sound, stiff neck, nausea and vomiting, changes in thinking, level of consciousness, and so on. If you think you are getting meningitis go see a doctor asap instead of trying to diagnose yourself. ...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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What are symptoms of bacterial meningitis?

What are symptoms of bacterial meningitis?

Bacterial meningitis: The symptoms depend on the age of the patient. In children & babies they may not be able to tell us about their symptoms. They maye fever, vomitig lethargy or not feed well. Children however may be far progressed before their symptoms come to be noticed. If your child is not neuologically ame as routine & has fever you should have him/her be checked asap. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of bacterial meningitis?

What are the symptoms of bacterial meningitis?

Headache Plus: Headache occurs in at least 90% of people with meningitis. Stiff neck occurs in at least 85% of people with meningitis
fever and chills occur in at least 90% of people with meningitis. Vomiting occurs in about 35% of people with meningitis
fear of bright lights (photophobia)
confusion seizures history of a recent upper respiratory infection. ...Read more

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Which the the symptoms of bacterial meningitis?

Which the the symptoms of bacterial meningitis?

Like the flu: Great question. Bacteria causesinflammation of a protective layer of the brain and spinal cord called the meninges. Clinically, movements that stretch this layer (i.e. Bending the neck forward) will be painful. It can also lead to flu- symptoms such as headache, fever, malaise, nausea, and vomiting. Light sensitivity can also occur (photophobia). ...Read more

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What distinguishes symptoms in meningitis from the flu?

What distinguishes symptoms in meningitis from the flu?

See below: Influenza is characterized by an upper respiratory infection with pharyngitis followed by a bronchitis with coughing, fevers, myalgias and arthralgias.
Meningitis is characterized by headache, stiff neck, fever and in more severe cases mental status changes and seizures. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of viral meningitis I could notice?

See below: Fever, photophobia, stiff neck, irritability, nausea, vomiting etc. See this site for more info.
http://www. Cdc. Gov/meningitis/viral. Html. ...Read more

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Early symptoms of meningitis are what?

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. ...Read more

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What are the major symptoms of meningitis?

What age?: 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. ...Read more

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Do I need to have all the symptoms of meningitis?

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