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What are the symptoms of meningitis in young children?
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: What age?
This will differ according to the age of the child.
Generally meningitis presents with fever, sensitivity to light and sound, headache, stiff neck, nausea and vomiting, changes in mentation and possibly localizing neurological abnormalities. In preverbal children there may be listlessness, failure to feed, difficult in arousal, irritability, and other non-specific manifestations.

In brief: What age?
This will differ according to the age of the child.
Generally meningitis presents with fever, sensitivity to light and sound, headache, stiff neck, nausea and vomiting, changes in mentation and possibly localizing neurological abnormalities. In preverbal children there may be listlessness, failure to feed, difficult in arousal, irritability, and other non-specific manifestations.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
In brief: Neurologic signs
Fever, stiff neck, alteration in consciousness, seizures, high pitched cry.

In brief: Neurologic signs
Fever, stiff neck, alteration in consciousness, seizures, high pitched cry.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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