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What are the symptoms of meningitis?

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine

In brief: The symptoms of Meningitis include:

Fever, Rapid heart beat, Decreased mental status, Stiff neck, Severe headache, Vomiting, Nausea, Pain caused by bright lights, Rash.

In brief: The symptoms of Meningitis include:

Fever, Rapid heart beat, Decreased mental status, Stiff neck, Severe headache, Vomiting, Nausea, Pain caused by bright lights, Rash.
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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics

In brief: Lethargy, irritable

Meningitis is an infection of the tissues around the brain and can be life threatening so it is important to recognize quickly.
In babies the signs may be subtle, but include extreme tiredness (not waking up to feed for multiple feedings), fever and/or irritability. In older children fever and a stiff neck are the classic symptoms. If your child is not acting like themselves they should be seen.

In brief: Lethargy, irritable

Meningitis is an infection of the tissues around the brain and can be life threatening so it is important to recognize quickly.
In babies the signs may be subtle, but include extreme tiredness (not waking up to feed for multiple feedings), fever and/or irritability. In older children fever and a stiff neck are the classic symptoms. If your child is not acting like themselves they should be seen.
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Dr. Julia Lee
Pediatrics

In brief: Fever and stiff neck

Meningitis is an infection of the tissues surrounding the brain.
Symptoms may include fever, headache, a stiff neck (an inability to touch the chin toward the chest) and a rash that does not change when pressure is applied to the skin then removed. It may be a life threatening infection, so urgent evaluation is needed if meningitis is suspected.

In brief: Fever and stiff neck

Meningitis is an infection of the tissues surrounding the brain.
Symptoms may include fever, headache, a stiff neck (an inability to touch the chin toward the chest) and a rash that does not change when pressure is applied to the skin then removed. It may be a life threatening infection, so urgent evaluation is needed if meningitis is suspected.
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