What Should We Know About Meningismus?

Q:
What should we know about meningismus?

A:
People with meningismus show symptoms as if they are infected with meningitis. However, there is no inflammation of their meninges.

Symptoms:

  • Headache
  • Increased spinal fluid pressure
  • A stiff neck
  • Dizziness
  • Vomiting

Causes:

  • Pneumonia
  • Food poisoning
  • Diabetes
  • Uremia
  • Influenza
  • Measles

When you have meningitis, changes in spinal fluid can be detected. If you have meningismus, those changes are not found.

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