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meningism

 [men´in-jizm]
the symptoms and signs of meningitis associated with acute febrile illness or dehydration but without actual inflammation of the meninges.

me·nin·gism

(mĕ-nin'jizm),
A condition in which the symptoms simulate a meningitis, but in which no actual inflammation of these membranes is present.
Synonym(s): pseudomeningitis

meningism

/me·nin·gism/ (men´in-jizm) the symptoms of meningitis with acute febrile illness or dehydration without infection of the meninges.

meningism

[minin′jizəm]
Etymology: Gk, meninx + ismos, process
an abnormal condition characterized by irritation of the brain and spinal cord and by symptoms that mimic those of meningitis. In meningism, however, there is no actual inflammation of the meninges.

me·nin·gism

(men'in-jizm)
A condition in which the symptoms simulate meningitis, but in which no actual inflammation of these membranes is present.

meningism

A collection of signs and symptoms, such as headache, stiff neck and fever, suggestive of MENINGITIS but occurring in the absence of an unequivocal diagnosis of the condition.

me·nin·gism

(men'in-jizm)
Condition in which symptoms simulate meningitis, without actual inflammation of these membranes.

meningism

(mənin´jizəm),
n an abnormal condition characterized by irritation of the brain and spinal cord and by symptoms that mimic those of meningitis. In meningism, however, there is no actual inflammation of the meninges.

meningism

the signs of meningitis associated with acute febrile illness or dehydration but without actual inflammation of the meninges.
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Kernig's or Brudzinski's signs were present in 19% (n=20) and terminal neck stiffness was felt in 36% (n=38).
The variables included were the basic demographics and signs and symptoms like fever, vomiting, irritability, drowsiness, seizures, headache, photophobia, bulging fontanel, neck stiffness, signs of meningeal irritations like Kernig's and Brudzincski's sign and Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) at the time of presentation.
neck stiffness, Kernig and/or Brudzinski signs, or in any child whose history or examination suggests the presence of intracranial infection.
Suspected to be meningitis, the symptoms of the disease include headache, fever, neck stiffness, diarrhea and vomiting.
In contrast, 42% of 2008 survey respondents reported neck stiffness.
The classic symptoms of neck stiffness and bulging of the posterior pharyn geal wall are present in fewer than 50% of patients.
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People over age 50 have a higher risk of developing a severe case, and those symptoms can include high fever, headache, neck stiffness, stupor, disorientation, coma, tremors, convulsions, muscle weakness, vision loss, numbness and paralysis.
Clinical examination revealed a Glasgow Coma Scale of 5/15, rigidity, increased tone, papilloedema and neck stiffness.
You may also experience some neck stiffness, particularly after a night's rest, and headaches from time to time.
Secondary outcome measures of neck stiffness level and stress level were also measured using a VAS.