Aseptic Meningitis Quiz

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Learn more about Aseptic meningitis

Content updated on Jun 1, 2022

What is aseptic meningitis?

Aseptic meningitis is inflammation of the brain's membranes without identifying a bacterial cause on testing. It is usually caused by viral infections but can also be due to fungal infection, spirochetal infection, medication-induced, or associated with cancer or other systemic diseases. Symptoms of meningitis are headache, light intolerance (photophobia), fever, and neck stiffness.

Symptoms of aseptic meningitis

  • Fever

  • Headache

  • Headache worsens when I shake my head quickly

  • Pain over the temples

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • History of tuberculosis

  • Excessively sleepy or falling asleep in the day

  • Forehead pain

Questions your doctor may ask to check for aseptic meningitis

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose aseptic meningitis

  • Do you have a fever?

  • Do you have headaches or does your head feel heavy?

  • Do you feel your headaches get worse when you shake your head quickly from side to side?

  • Do you have pain around your temples?

  • Do you have nausea or vomiting?

Treatment for aseptic meningitis

Most people with aseptic meningitis recover in one to two weeks without medical treatment. Rest, hydration, pain killers, anti-inflammatory medications, antibiotics, or antivirals are usually prescribed depending on the cause of the inflammation of the brain's membranes.

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