Signs of Meningitis
Symptoms of Meningitis
The list of medical symptoms mentioned in various sources
for Meningitis may include:
List of 49
Note that Meningitis symptoms usually refers to various medical symptoms known to a patient,
but the phrase Meningitis signs may often refer to those signs
that are only noticable by a doctor.
Signs or Symptoms of Meningitis:
NINDS Encephalitis and Meningitis Information Page: NINDS (Excerpt)
Symptoms, which may appear suddenly,
often include high fever, severe and persistent headache, stiff neck,
nausea, and vomiting. Changes in behavior such as confusion, sleepiness,
and difficulty waking up are extremely important symptoms and may require
emergency treatment. In infants symptoms of meningitis may include
irritability or tiredness, poor feeding and fever.
(Source: excerpt from NINDS Encephalitis and Meningitis Information Page: NINDS)
Meningococcal Disease (General): DBMD (Excerpt)
High fever, headache, and stiff neck are common symptoms of meningitis
in anyone over the age of 2 years. These symptoms can develop
over several hours, or they may take 1 to 2 days. Other symptoms
may include nausea, vomiting, discomfort looking into bright lights,
confusion, and sleepiness. In newborns and small infants, the
classic symptoms of fever, headache, and neck stiffness may be
absent or difficult to detect, and the infant may only appear
slow or inactive, or be irritable, have vomiting, or be feeding
poorly. As the disease progresses, patients of any age may have
seizures. (Source: excerpt from Meningococcal Disease (General): DBMD)
Viral (Aseptic) Meningitis: DVRD (Excerpt)
of meningitis may not be the same for every person. The more common
symptoms are fever, severe headache, stiff neck, bright lights hurt the
eyes, drowsiness or confusion, and nausea and vomiting. In babies, the
symptoms are more difficult to identify. They may include fever,
fretfulness or irritability, difficulty in awakening the baby, or the
baby refuses to eat. (Source: excerpt from Viral (Aseptic) Meningitis: DVRD)
Headache -- Hope Through Research: NINDS (Excerpt)
Meningitis and encphalitis headaches are caused by infections of
meninges-the brain's outer covering-and in encephalitis, inflammation of
the brain itself. (Source: excerpt from Headache -- Hope Through Research: NINDS)
More Symptoms of Meningitis:
More detailed symptom information may be found on the symptoms of Meningitis article.
In addition to the above medical information, to get a full picture
of the possible signs or symptoms of this condition
and also possibly the signs and symptoms of its related medical conditions,
it may be necessary to examine symptoms
that may be
Medical articles on signs and symptoms:
These general reference articles may be related
to medical signs and symptoms of disease in general:
What are the signs of Meningitis?
The phrase "signs of Meningitis" should, strictly speaking,
refer only to those signs and symptoms of Meningitis that are not readily apparent to the patient.
The word "symptoms of Meningitis" is the more general meaning; see symptoms of Meningitis.
The signs and symptom information on this page
attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Meningitis.
This medical information about signs and symptoms for Meningitis has been gathered
from various sources,
may not be fully accurate,
and may not be the full list of Meningitis signs or Meningitis symptoms.
Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Meningitis may vary on an individual basis for each patient.
Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they
are indeed Meningitis symptoms.
» Next page: Complications of Meningitis
Medical Tools & Articles:
Tools & Services:
Forums & Message Boards
- Ask or answer a question at the Boards: