Question by  VIJAYATHILAGAN (18)

What are the symptoms of meningitis?

I am so scared of this disease.


Answer by  sanityrose (2664)

Fear of meningitis is common, but with precautions (vaccinations and hand washing) cases are rare. The symptoms of meningitis include fever, lethargy, sensitivity to light, irritability, stiff neck, and seizures.


Answer by  njeri (142)

Meningitis is either a viral, fungal or bacterial infection of the meninges i.e. the layer of covering of the brain or the spinal cord. The symptoms are: body fever, headaches, blurred vision, vomiting, increased sensitivity to light in the eyes, loss of body coordination, loss of consciousness and generalized body aches.


Answer by  fishing (73)

The following are some symptoms of meningitis: high fever, severe headache, vomiting/nausea, stiff neck, drowsiness, skin rash, sensitivity to light, confusion and seizures.


Answer by  A36 (629)

For most adults, symptoms includes fever, headaches, neck pain due to stiffness, vomiting, lethargy, and even seizures. Young children will sometimes get a rash and develop flu-like symptoms.


Answer by  vietnamgirls (1177)

The early onset of meningitis may mimic the flu. As it develops over the next day or two high fever, severe headache and nausea and vomiting will result. As it progresses seizures, stiff neck, sensitivity to light and skin rashes develop. It is important to get medical attention immediately.

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