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Meningitis symptoms
Meningitis

Symptoms could include:

  • Pain is a general term that describes uncomfortable sensations in the body, ranging from annoying to debilitating. Pain stems from activation of the nervous system and is highly subjective.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Headaches are often easily dealt with through pain relievers and lifestyle changes. However, a doctor should assess any frequent or severe headaches.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Headaches usually go away without causing further problems, but certain types of headaches may be warning signs of more serious health problems.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Lightheadedness is feeling as if you might faint. Your body may feel heavy while your head feels as if it is not getting enough blood.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Irritability is a feeling of agitation or frustration. It can also be a symptom of a mental disorder or medical condition and is especially common in young children who are feeling ill.
    Source:HLCMS
  • A generalized tonic-clonic seizure, sometimes called a grand mal seizure, is a disturbance in the functioning of both sides of your brain.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Sometimes a person feels hot to touch due to illness or environmental situation that causes elevated core temperature. A compounding factor can be dehydration (lack of fluids.
    Source:Healthline
  • Opisthotonos is a type of abnormal posturing caused by strong muscle spasms. It mainly affects babies and young children because their nervous systems have not fully developed. Some of the conditions associated with it are serious, so prompt medic...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Hypersomnia is a condition that causes a patient to feel sleepy throughout the day.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Anorexia is the abnormal loss of appetite for food. It can be a symptom of diseases such as cancer, AIDS, and some neurological conditions.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Disorientation, the lack of being able to correctly identify oneself, one's location, or the date and time, is a sign of an altered mental status. An alteration in mental status is often an indication of a serious medical problem, requiring prompt medical attention.
    Source:Healthline
    Date:December 31, 2007
  • Coma, from the Greek word "koma," meaning deep sleep, is a state of extreme unresponsiveness, in which an individual exhibits no voluntary movement or behavior.
    Source:HLCMS
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