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What are signs of bacterial menegitis?

What are signs of bacterial menegitis?

Fever and stiff neck: The symptoms of bacterial meningitis include a high fever and a stiff neck. It is hard and very painful to bend the neck forward. This is called nuchal rigidity. People often have abnormal behavior. Less than half have all three of these symptoms, the so-called "clinical triad." a severe headache is very common, and 95% of people have 2 of these 4 symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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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 warning signs of meningitis?

What are warning signs of 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 signs and symptoms of meningitis?

What are the signs and symptoms of meningitis?

Meningitis: Headaches, nausea, vomiting, pain in the eyes from light (photophobia). Neck stiffness with fever and any of the above symptoms should be checked in the emergency room, as meningitis can cause damage to the brain, or senses, similar to a stroke. ...Read more

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What are the signs when a 2yr old child gets meningitis?

What are the signs when a 2yr old child gets meningitis?

Meningitis symptoms: The most common symptoms of meningitis include high fever, headache, stiff neck and light sensitivity. Babies with viral meningitis may also be lethargic or irritable. They may also refuse to eat or have stomach problems such as vomiting and diarrhea. Some may have a rash of blotchy skin that appears pale or bluish. Infants may also have trouble breathing and their soft spot may bulge. ...Read more

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What are the usual signs of a 2 year old child getting meningitis?

2 yrs old meningitis: Classic symptoms in two years old are
nausea &vomiting, headache, fever, increase sesitivity to light, altered mental status and confusion, seizure activity, lethargy, neck pain and stiffnass. The symptoms in viral meningitis are milder.
Not all symptoms have to be present in all cases, and they vary from case to case. ...Read more

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What are the signs of meningitis and should I be alarmed by just dizziness?

What are the signs of meningitis and should I be alarmed by just dizziness?

I want to be careful: If meningitis is evenly remotely suspected, seek immediate medical assistance.
Know about dizziness not frequent sign for meningitis, also we should seek medical attention for it. ...Read more

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What are the infections that have the same signs as meningitis but are less serious?

What are the infections that have the same signs as meningitis but are less serious?

No less serious: There are some other infections or forms of infections that can show similar signs and symptoms as meningitis, but I would not describe any of them as less serious, in fact they are more serious.
Some of them are encephalitis, leptospirosis,
subdural empyema (collection of pus between the brainsurface and the inner lining of the skull) and brain abscess. ...Read more

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Doesn't seem this q posted. If someone has signs of meningitis how to decide whether to go to closest ER vs drive to much better one 30 minutes away.?

Meningitis - serious: Fever (especially over about 102), with a headache and a stiff neck -> go directly to the er. The closest er should be able to handle meningitis. If they can't, they have no business being open. ...Read more

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What are significant signs of acute bacterial meningitis?

What are significant signs of acute bacterial meningitis?

Meningitis: Symptoms include fever, headache, stiff neck, nausea and vomiting, alterations in sensorium, neurological deficits, and so on. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of viral meningitis?

What are the signs and symptoms of viral meningitis?

Aseptic: Meningitis is an inflammation of the outer coating of the brain. A spinal tap will show inflammatory cells in spinal fluid. Bacteria will be seen and cultured if present. If nothing grows it is considered aseptic. This usually means that a virus is the cause. Special tests and cultures may or may not identify the virus. Viruses may infect the brain itself causing encephalitis. ...Read more

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Could a stiff neck and no fever be a sign for meningitis?

Could a stiff neck and no fever be a sign for meningitis?

Possibly: Sometimes fever is hard to feel or detect, and sometimes it is suppressed by medications. However, you should note that stiff neck is a loose term when used by laypeople. When used by doctors, it means inability to flex your neck and touch your chest with the chin. ...Read more

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Hi. I was wondering if someone could assits me in relating pathophysiology of bacterial meningitis to its signs n symptoms?

Infections: Symptoms include headache, neck pain, sensitivity to light and drowsiness. Signs can be fevers, shaking chills, or rash. Small children may not have classic signs or symptoms however. ...Read more

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I had a pink rash on my lower back. I had a glass on and put pressure on it and it fade. I am so worried if its a sign of meningitis.

I had a pink rash on my lower back. I had a glass on and put pressure on it and it fade. I am so worried if its a sign of meningitis.

Other signs/symptoms: Do you have a fever? Back pain? Neck pain or stiffness? Thinking problems? When did the rash appear? Has it spread? If you are worried about meningitis, you should be evaluated immediately at your doctor's or in an Emergency Department. ...Read more

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9 month aftr TB meningitis my fiancee has mild dystonia wch disappears while she sleeps. Why? And it is also getting better in last months and also having mild hemiparesis. Are these sign of recovery

9 month aftr TB meningitis my fiancee has mild dystonia wch disappears while she sleeps. Why? And it is also getting better in last months and also having mild hemiparesis. Are these sign of recovery

Healing: Dystonia and hemiparesis are common while recovering from TB meningitis and can improve totally or have some residual effect depending on the type and location of damage to the brain from the infection. I hope she had a ct scan or MRI to evaluate her brain which can help predict the amount of damage. People usually get worse while healing then slowly improve. ...Read more

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I have had sore neck with slight headaches and off balance feeling the last few days. Would that be signs of meningitis?

I have had sore neck with slight headaches and off balance feeling the last few days. Would that be signs of meningitis?

Possibly: Neck pain with movement, headaches, and dizziness are cardinal signs of meningitis, likely a viral meningitis if you do not have fever or other signs of illness. However, there could be other causes as well. While viral meningitis is self-limiting, there can rarely be sequelae and other causes of your symptoms may be more serious. Please see your provider for evaluation and further management. ...Read more

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Should a healthy person get preventive vaccine for bacterial menegitis? Also, how common is menegitis? (btw, the signs looks like an everyday illne

Should a healthy person get preventive vaccine for bacterial menegitis? Also, how common is menegitis? (btw, the signs looks like an everyday illne

Yes: The Menactra vaccine prevents only menigicoccal meningitis bit. Fromwhich is often deadly. Perfectly healthy people who contract this menengitis are often dead in 24 hours. Those who survive often have major debilities from it. This is the deadly meningitis year about in the news. ...Read more

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Can a sore throat be a sign of bacterial meningitis? Doctor just looked at my throat and gave me an antibiotic.

Can a sore throat be a sign of bacterial meningitis? Doctor just looked at my throat and gave me an antibiotic.

Sore throat: By itself, a sore throat is unlikely to indicate meningitis. It usually indicates a virus or GAS. It is likely you would have other symptoms. If you are worried about the possibility, see you doctor. All the best. ...Read more

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Meningitis 2 yrs ago, always worry of getting sick again. Was in classroom full of kids, not close to them. Can I get sick just by standing in there?

Meningitis 2 yrs ago, always worry of getting sick again. Was in classroom full of kids, not close to them. Can I get sick just by standing in there?

Germ transfer: We usually acquire germs is through random events. Some germs can be airborne in droplets (cough), but most come from saliva transferred to surfaces like doorknobs, desk tops, etc. Adults randomly touch their face/nose 6 or more times/hr which leads to transfer of germs from fingers to face or mouth. From there they enter & begin the exposure process. Better hand washing or sanitizers can help you ...Read more

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What is meningitis?

What is meningitis?

Inflammation: Part 1: great question. It specifically refers to the inflammation 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 be caused by several microbes such as bacteria, fungi, and viruses. A lumbar puncture is the gold standard in obtaining spinal fluid for testing of meningitis. ...Read more

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What is meningitis?

What is meningitis?

Meningitis: Meningitis is an infection of the brain and the dura, a membrane that covers the brain. The typical symptoms associated with meningitis are fever, altered mental status (confusion) and lethargy - it is a serious problem and needs urgent treatment. ...Read more

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What is meningitis?

InflammationOfMening: Inflammation of the meninges caused by Virral, Bacterial, fungal&Parasitic infection of the protective membrane covering the brain&spinal chord collectively known as Meninges.
It can be life threatening&is a medical emergency.
It presents with fever, headcahe, neck stiffness, confusion. Infection begins elsewhere in body&spreads to meninges. Can be fatal if not treated quicklyCan leadTOdeath&BrainDamage ...Read more

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What causes meningitis?

Many things: Meningitis develops when the circulating bacteria, virus, or fungi in the blood stream seeds and infects the meninges (thick covering of brain). Occasionally, it can also be an extension of inflammation of adjacent structures, e.g., paranasal sinus, to meninges. ...Read more

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How lethal is meningitis?

Depends: A bacterial meningitis can cause death in a very short period of time, 24 to 48 hrs if untreated. If you or someone you know has any concern for this whatsoever with symptoms such as fever headache, confusion, stiff painful neck etc they should go to the er now. ...Read more

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How can I catch meningitis?

Meningitis: It is actually not easy to be infected with a meningitis organisms, one would need direct contact with an individual carrying a bacteria and even then it is not common. ...Read more