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meningismus

/men·in·gis·mus/ (men″in-jiz´mus) meningism.

meningismus

[men′injis′məs]
Etymology: Gk, meninx, membrane
a condition in which the patient shows signs of meningitis but examination reveals no pathological changes in the meninges. The condition is associated with cases of pneumonia in small children. See also meningism.

meningismus

A constellation of signs and symptoms (e.g., headache, neck stiffness) suggestive of meningitis, characterised by meningeal irritation without objective findings. Meningismus is more common in young patients with systemic infections (e.g., the flu, pneumonia).

meningismus

 A constellation of signs and Sx–eg, headache, neck stiffness suggestive of meningitis, characterized by meningeal irritation without objective findings; it is more common in young Pts with systemic infections–eg, the 'flu', pneumonia
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Because of the nature of the variability of disseminated disease, presentation of either condition can easily mimic the other; however, ADEM tends to have neurologic signs and symptoms not typically present in MS, such as headache, nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, and meningismus.
Approximately 75% of the patients in this case series reported visual disturbances or new onset headaches, and 12% had acute meningitis syndrome with fever and meningismus.
The patient also endorsed nasal congestion and several episodes of palpitations over the few months prior to presentation but denied photophobia, meningismus, facial asymmetry, weakness, and dysarthria.
4[degrees] C), and he had meningismus, photophobia, conjunctivitis, and hepatosplenomcgaly.
Coccidioidal meningitis is the most severe complication of coccidioidomycosis and results from lymphohematogenous spread from the lung, manifesting as fever, headache, changes in sensorium, malaise, and meningismus.
2) Unlike GAE caused by Acanthamoeba, PAM affects immunologically intact children and young adults, usually with a history of swimming in warm freshwater five to seven days prior to onset of febrile meningismus mimicking bacterial meningitis.
vertigo, confusion, disorientation, amnesia, lethargy, hallucination, meningismus, choreiform movements, ataxia, tremor, convulsions, hemiparesis, decerebrate posturing, locked-in syndrome, or coma); or unexplained illness [greater than]48 hours in duration associated with fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, or abdominal pain and any one of the following laboratory values: 1) hemoglobin [less than]8 gm/dL; 2) platelets [less than ]100,000 [mm.
While some patients experience meningismus as retrobulbar headaches exacerbated by eye movement, serious CNS involvement such as encephalitis is rare.
Two days later, he was hospitalized with fever, chills, pharyngitis, dyspnea, nonproductive cough, headache, myalgias, hemoptysis, epistaxis, diarrhea, nausea, emesis, meningismus, and a lower-extremity rash.
6, 9, 10) CNS complications in RMSF and other severe SF infections may include ataxia, photophobia, transient deafness, focal neurologic deficits, meningismus, meningoencephalitis, seizures, confusion, and coma.