meningismus


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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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He denied meningismus, fever, tinnitus, or hearing loss.
He presented mild meningismus and photophobia; no rash was observed.
Common clinical manifestations include headache, meningismus, and hyperesthesia, which usually resolve spontaneously with supportive care; severe cases can be associated with sequelae (e.
Fever (temperature [greater than or equal to] 38[degrees]C) 29 (91) 0 Nausea (with or without vomiting) 26 (81) 0 Headache 28 (88) 5 (19) Altered mental status 16 (50) 0 Meningismus 10 (31) 0 Rash 4 (13) 0 WNV-associated neurologic features * Tremor 21 (66) 8 (25) Myoclonus 15 (47) 2 (6) Parkinsonism 8 (25) 2 (6) Cerebellar ataxia 3 (9) 2 (6) Limb atrophy 0 17 (53) 1-y followup, Sign/symptom N = 22, no.
His symptoms included headaches, dizziness, spiking fevers, and sweats; on examination, mild otitis was noted, but he did not display meningismus or other neurologic signs.
Signs and symptoms in 32 patients with West Nile virus (WNV)-associated paralysis Acute infection, 4-month follow up, N = 32 N = 27 Systemic sign or symptom n(%) n(%) Fever (temperature [greater than or equal to] 38[degrees]C) 29(91) 0 Nausea with or without vomiting 26(81) 0 Headache 28(88) 5(19) Altered mental status 16(50) 0 Meningismus 10 * (31) 0 Rash 4(13) 0 WNV-associated neurologic features Tremor 21 ([dagger]) (66) 8(25) Myoclonus 15(47) 2(6) Parkinsonism 8(25) 2(6) Cerebellar ataxia 3(9) 2(6) Limb atrophy 0 17(53) * Includes 2 patients with Guillain-Barre-like syndrome and 1 patient with long thoracic nerve weakness.
Severe leptospirosis may include aseptic meningitis, jaundice, renal failure and hemorrhage; the more severe syndrome characterized by fever, meningismus, and renal and hepatic failure is referred to as Well's disease.
Symptomatic Leptospira infection is often characterized as febrile illness accompanied by other symptoms including headache, conjunctival suffusion, muscle pains, and meningismus (26,27).
Of central nervous system manifestations, encephalopathy, meningismus, and seizures are the most commonly reported (23,24).
Physical examination showed meningismus, bilateral conjunctival hemorrhages, diffuse petechiae, and tender palpable purpura on the lower extremities.