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Been seeing a neurologist who suspects Viral meningitis (said spinal tap unnecessary) CT scan normal. Symptoms persisting after 2 weeks. What next?

Been seeing a neurologist who suspects Viral meningitis (said spinal tap unnecessary)  CT scan normal.  Symptoms persisting after 2 weeks.  What next?

Response: Based upon information provided, must assume if your neurologist was correct, that you should be gradually improving by this point. However, full recovery could take several more weeks. If you have fever, stiff neck, HA, nausea/vomiting, would have f/u visit to re-evaluate. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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Meningitis (Definition)

Meningitis occurs when 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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Mollarett's meningitis my brother who is 54 just had his 4th case of viral meningitis in 3 1/2 years. He lives on the oregon coast and saw a portland neurologist 1 1/2 years ago when he had his 3rd case. Is there a neurologist in the seattle area who

Mollarett's meningitis my brother who is 54 just had his 4th case of viral meningitis in 3 1/2 years.  He lives on the oregon coast and saw a portland neurologist 1 1/2 years ago when he had his 3rd case.  

Is there a neurologist in the seattle area who

The : The best idea if he wants to seek a second opinion in the seattle area, is to call a hospital you think highly of in your area (university, swedish, etc) and ask for the doctor's referral line, then ask for a recommendation for a neurologist or an infectious disease specialist. It is always a good idea for a second opinion so i think it is a good idea to pursuse this. ...Read more

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Do you give a 7 year old a meningitis shot in the u.S. ?

Do you give a 7 year old a meningitis shot in the u.S. ?

See below: Current recommendation is for the first Menactra vaccine at 11 years of age and a booster at 16 years of age. ...Read more

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What type(s) of meningitis would be most likely to occur from having a blood patch or epidural?

What type(s) of meningitis would be most likely to occur from having a blood patch or epidural?

Unlikely: I have NEVER encountered any case of any type of meningitis following a "blood patch". If that would occur, would be secondary to skin bacteria, and even less likely E. coli. But why do you ask this question? Maybe there is more behind this. Do you wish to schedule Concierge visit? ...Read more

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How is meningitis diagnosed?

How is meningitis diagnosed?

By LP: The only way to diagnose meningitis is by looking at cerebral spinal fluid collected by a lumbar puncture. Thanks for asking. ...Read more

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What are meningitis symptoms?

What are meningitis symptoms?

Meningitis symptoms: Avoiding light due to the pain it causes. Headaches neck pain and stiffness fever nausea vision changes nausea death - [its really really serious]. ...Read more

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How would manage meningitis?

How would   manage meningitis?

Depends: It depends on the tyoe of meningitis. Some need antibiotics, some just pain relief and time. ...Read more

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What is the origin of meningitis?

Infection : It is infection of the lining of the brain and spinal cord caused by bacteria or virus. ...Read more