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Signs Of 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
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
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
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
Can spinal meningitis when I was fifteen cause hypothalamic dysfunction? Have several signs of h.D. But no trauma or guess to what could've caused it.
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
Hi. I was wondering if someone could assits me in relating pathophysiology of bacterial meningitis to its signs n symptoms?
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.
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
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
Should a healthy person get preventive vaccine for bacterial menegitis? Also, how common is menegitis? (btw, the signs looks like an everyday illne
Are emotional & neurological signs recoverable after TB meningitis? After 3 months my 21 yrs old female frnd is showing slow but good improvements.
Signs and symptoms of mumps measles meningitis? I might have one of these because I have bronchitis like symptoms and clusters on body &tongue 3wks
Can a sore throat be a sign of bacterial meningitis? Doctor just looked at my throat and gave me an antibiotic.
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
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
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