What Are Symptoms of Bacterial Meningitis?

Q:
What are symptoms of bacterial meningitis?

A:
The typical symptoms of bacterial meningitis are:

  • high fever
  • severe headache
  • stiff neck

If you develop the disease, you may also experience:

  • a rash of purple discoloration
  • confusion
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • sensitivity to bright light

Symptoms can begin quickly, sometimes in just a couple hours, or they can progress over a day or two. Seek immediate medical attention if you show symptoms of bacterial meningitis. Your doctor will treat the condition as soon as possible, most likely with antibiotics.

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