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How do I know if my sore neck is meningitis?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: The gold standard is

...spinal tap (Lumbar puncture ) Ref: http://www.
emedicinehealth.com/meningitis_in_adults/page5_em.htm

In brief: The gold standard is

...spinal tap (Lumbar puncture ) Ref: http://www.
emedicinehealth.com/meningitis_in_adults/page5_em.htm
Dr. Charles Cattano
Dr. Charles Cattano
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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Very unlikely

If you are horribly ill, confused, disoriented, and/or have a severe headache or high fever, you might have meningitis.
Nobody with meningitis is likely to have sore neck as the main or only symptom.

In brief: Very unlikely

If you are horribly ill, confused, disoriented, and/or have a severe headache or high fever, you might have meningitis.
Nobody with meningitis is likely to have sore neck as the main or only symptom.
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
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