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Meningitis, what does stiff neck mean?

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Dr. Martin Raff
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In brief: Meningitis

Stiff neck is a symptom and nuchal rigidity (or difficulty in passive movement of the neck) are due to inflammation of the lining of the spinal cord, which is part of meningitis.

In brief: Meningitis

Stiff neck is a symptom and nuchal rigidity (or difficulty in passive movement of the neck) are due to inflammation of the lining of the spinal cord, which is part of meningitis.
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