meningism

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meningism

[mə′nin‚jiz·əm]
(medicine)
A condition in which signs and symptoms suggest meningitis, but clinical evidence for the disease is absent. Also known as meningismus.
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Patients who undergo intraspinal surgery should be counselled on potential postoperative symptoms, such as dizziness, neck stiffness, and postural headache, as these may be indicators of IH.
Neck stiffness was reported by 56% (n=60), and 38% (n=41) reported photophobia.
Symptoms in people 60 and older are more variable than in younger patients, but three important indications of meningitis in older patients--fever, neck stiffness, and altered mental status that includes such symptoms as sleepiness, confusion, agitation, or irritability--require immediate medical assessment.
The cryptococcal meningitis presents with headache, neck stiffness, fever, vomiting, seizures, mental confusion, etc.
The results are often back pain, neck stiffness, sore joints, headaches and many other problems, some short term, but often with long-term effects.
Dr Lowe, consultant in communicable disease control, said:"Symptoms may include headache, fever, drowsiness, vomiting, neck stiffness, and possibly a red rash which does not fade when pressed by a glass tumbler.
Compared with placebo, botulinum toxin A was associated with a greater frequency of blepharoptosis (drooping of the upper eyelid), skin tightness, paresthesias (a prickly, tingling sensation), neck stiffness, muscle weakness, and neck pain.
Thirty-week-old Alfie Cane, who played the grumpy GP's newborn James Henry in the ITV1 drama, has acute neck stiffness and cannot support his head.
Neck stiffness, joint or muscle pain and sensitivity to light are also common symptoms.
Severe symptoms can include high fever, headache, neck stiffness, stupor, disorientation, coma, tremors, convulsions, muscle weakness, vision loss, numbness and paralysis.