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Dr. Gutti Rao
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Viral Meningitis (Definition)

Viral meningitis is inflammation of the tissues in the brain and spinal cord that is caused most commonly by enteroviruses. Viral meningitis is not usually as severe as bacterial meningitis and usually resolves without any treatment. However, viral meningitis that is caused by the herpes virus can be life threatening if left untreated. Symptoms include fever, neck stiffness, ...Read more


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Which mental issues does viral meningitis cause?

Which mental issues does viral meningitis cause?

None long-term: Real viral meningitis may be excruciating but it is unlikely to cause damage long-term. Herpes encephalitis is a viral disease of the brain rather than the meninges. Remember that vascular syphilis can masquerade as viral meningitis, as can cryptococcus, and a herpes 2 infection can produce a recurrent viral-type meningitis. ...Read more

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Can hay fever cause loss of appetite?

Can hay fever cause loss of appetite?

Maybe not directly -: Hay fever could plug up your nose to the point that you cannot smell well. This can affect your ability to taste and enjoy food . . . Which in turn could affect your appetite. Just another way things are complex and connected in humans, no? I also agree with dr. Ali about the effects of medications people take for allergies. ...Read more

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3-4 days. bad headache,low grade temp, back/neck ache, fatigue. no respiratory or GI probs. flu vs meningitis?

3-4 days. bad headache,low grade temp, back/neck ache, fatigue. no respiratory or GI
 probs. flu vs meningitis?

Maybe flu: Flu can certainly cause headaches and body aches. Meningitis patients typically get seriously sick! If symptoms do not improve, please see your doctor or visit a local ER. ...Read more

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Why is bacterial meningitis worse than viral meningitis?

Why is bacterial meningitis worse than viral meningitis?

Bacteria more: Destructive. This is a difference in the biology of the pathogenicity of bacteria vs. Viruses. Bacteria induce stronger inflammatory response, release more toxins, enzymes etc. ...Read more

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Why is bacterial meningitis worse than viral meningitis?

Why is bacterial meningitis worse than viral meningitis?

Many reasons: Bacterial menningitis usually results in pus in the meninges which causes damage it also affects the blood vessels which can cause strokes. ...Read more

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Why is hearing loss more associated with pneumococcal meningitis than any other type of bacterial meningitis?

Why is hearing loss more associated with pneumococcal meningitis than any other type of bacterial meningitis?

Hearing loss was : More commonly seen as a sequela of meningitis caused by the bacterium haemophilus influenzae before the hib vaccine was developed. ...Read more

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Can typhoid fever cause neurological symptoms such as brain fog, slight memory disturbances, changes in vision, and /or confusion?

Can typhoid fever cause neurological symptoms such as brain fog, slight memory disturbances, changes in vision, and /or confusion?

Typhoid fever: Absolutely. Hallucinations, alterations in sensorium, diminished levels of consciousness and other neurological symptoms occur frequently in typhoid fever. But do not just assume that this is the diagnosis. See a doctor and be fully evaluated. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What's the cause of recurrent infection, swollen occipital node, fatigue, headache, low grade fever, weakness and overall tiredness?Anything serious?

What's the cause of recurrent infection, swollen occipital node, fatigue, headache, low grade fever, weakness and overall tiredness?Anything serious?

Many possibilities: There are many possible diagnosis for your symptoms and the list is pretty long.I will suggest you consult your familt physician you need a thorough history and physical exam, blood tests and if indicated other tests to find the cause of your symptoms.It may or may not be serious. ...Read more

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Sore throat, headache, sinus pressure, body fatigue and aches but no fever. Allergies or Viral Infection?

Sore throat, headache, sinus pressure, body fatigue and aches but no fever. Allergies or Viral Infection?

Allergy symptoms: It depends on the duration of symptoms, if you symptoms have just started, it can be either allergies or a viral infection. If these symptoms have been persistent for several weeks, then it is more likely allergies. Do you recall if something triggered your symptoms? Were you around someone will a viral illness prior to your symptoms starting. ...Read more

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Diarrhea, sore throat, congestion, cough, high fever which is now a low grade fever with sweating, headache. Flu or upper respitory tract infection?

Diarrhea, sore throat, congestion, cough, high fever which is now a low grade fever with sweating, headache. Flu or upper respitory tract infection?

The flu?: The symptoms you report sound consistent with a viral illness such as influenza. You can consider ibuprofen or acetaminophen for fever or pain and expect symptoms to resolve in a week or two. Consult your physician. ...Read more

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Fever, coughing, nausea chills tired and pneumonia suseptbul?

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Fever, coughing, nausea chills tired and pneumonia suseptbul?

See a doctor: If you're feeling chest pain, having trouble breathing or feeling short of breath, you should see a doctor immediately and not wait until your doctor's office opens tomorrow. This could be something viral, but bacterial pneumonia is still very possible, especially if you have a Hx of recurrent pneumonia. If you're concerned, don't wait to seek treatment. ...Read more

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What viruses cause viral hearing loss?

What viruses cause viral hearing loss?

Herpes viruses: The consensus is that herpes family of viruses are the cause of acute hearing loss. Other viruses can as well. ...Read more

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Can a fever decrease appetite?

Yes: Chemical materials released from inflammatory cells are called cytokines. There are many of these and several of them, particularly tumor necrosis factor, suppress appetite. ...Read more

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. I’ve been exposed to viral meningitis, it’s been 3 days and I have no symptoms I’m so scared, is that reassuring for 3 days no symptoms. Thanks :(?

. I’ve been exposed to viral meningitis,  it’s been 3 days and I have no symptoms I’m so scared,  is that reassuring for 3 days no symptoms. Thanks :(?

Two things: First, if you were going to get it you would most likely have it by now. Incubation is 12-72 hrs for most. Second,the viral cases are troublesome but self heal & rarely cause any permanent complications. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Meningitis (Definition)

Infection and inflammation of the membranes lining the brain and spinal cord. Can be caused by viruses, ...Read more


Dr. Richard Auerbach
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Aseptic Meningitis (Definition)

There will be no growth on the cerebrospinal fluid culture. This is mostly ...Read more