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391 Possible Causes for Altered Mental Status, Loss of Appetite, Viral Meningitis

  • Meningitis

    […] of appetite, refusing food (infants) Muscle, leg or joint pain Neck retraction with arching of the back (infants) Pale or blotchy skin Rash or spots that don’t fade with[] […] of headache, fever, neck stiffness, and altered mental status.[] To learn more about how we use cookies, please see our cookies policy Close Intended for healthcare professionals Education Viral meningitis Viral meningitis Clinical Review[]

  • Viral Meningitis

    General symptoms of aseptic meningitis in children and adults include: fever chills stomachache painful headache body aches sensitivity to light, or photophobia loss of appetite[] In severe cases, people may experience concomitant encephalitis (meningoencephalitis), which is suggested by symptoms such as altered mental status, seizures or focal neurologic[] Definition Viral meningitis is a viral disease characterized by inflammation of the meninges.[]

  • Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

    Swelling, fatigue, loss of appetite, pain, and fever can be symptoms of the infection in dogs .[] CASE REPORT We describe an advanced case of RMSF in a 45-year-old female patient with pet dog exposure who presented with altered mental status, dyspnea, and ataxia progressing[] […] encephalitis, tuberculous meningitis, air embolism, and rarely mucopolysaccharidoses. 8 We suggest that in cases of encephalitis with MRI consistent with the starry sky pattern[]

  • Coxsackie Meningitis

    The initial symptoms include fever, loss of appetite, and sore throat, followed by small blisters in the mouth and a red skin rash commonly found on the palms and soles.[] Viral meningitis (‎coxsackie B5)‎ : Update Méningite virale (‎coxsackie B5)‎ : Mise à jour.[] General symptoms of aseptic meningitis in children and adults include: fever chills stomachache painful headache body aches sensitivity to light, or photophobia loss of appetite[]

  • Lyme Meningoencephalitis

    Weakness Abnormal behavior Irritation and nervousness Tilting the head Sensitivity to touch Lethargy Muscle spasms Walking in circles Loss of appetite Blindness Partial paralysis[] Patients may also present with neurological deficits, altered mental status, and seizures, indicating increased intracranial pressure (ICP).[] meningitis (VM) (all but 1 enterovirus); most of these children were 3 months old and had lumbar punctures as part of a “sepsis work-up”. 10 VM patients were 2.5 years old[]

  • Bacterial Encephalitis

    Symptoms of encephalitis Headache Stupor, unresponsive Irritability Lethargy Seizures Coma Nausea and vomiting Loss of appetite Sensitivity to light Joint pain Drowsiness[] Classic Presentation Fever Altered Mental Status Stiff Neck The classic triad of meningitis includes fever, neck stiffness, and altered mental status.[] meningitis and viral encephalitis.[]

  • Echovirus Meningitis

    […] of appetite, back pain, and headache.[] However, 95% had at least two of the four symptoms of headache, fever, neck stiffness and altered mental status. [ 12 ] Most patients with viral meningitis present with subacute[] : Viral Meningitis - Echovirus 1.[]

  • Herpes Simplex Encephalitis

    The clinical picture includes seizures, loss of appetite, weakness, and lethargy, along with irritability and tremors. Lesions on the skin may also be observed.[] Patients with HSE typically present with a prodrome of headaches and fever, followed by sudden focal neurological deficits and altered mental status.[] The classic teaching that viral meningitis may not need treatment may miss the occasional viral encephalitis if brain imaging and CSF PCR are not performed.[]

  • Meningeal Tuberculosis

    During the early stage of infection patient may complain of tiredness, weakness, mild grade fever, loss of appetite.[] Chapter: 3 (Page no: 31) Evidence-based clinical examination of meningitis. Author(s): Curtis, S. Chapter: 4 (Page no: 49) Viral meningitis. Author(s): Irani, D. N.[] […] of appetite and tiredness, usually with a persistent headache These vague symptoms can last for several weeks before more specific symptoms of meningitis, such as severe[]

  • Bacterial Meningitis

    Other symptoms may include chills, sweating, weakness, loss of appetite, or inability to tolerate bright light (photophobia).[] Older patients are less likely to have headache and neck stiffness, and more likely to have altered mental status and focal neurologic deficits 11 , 13 ( Table 3 11 – 13 )[] You therefore cannot say that bacterial meningitis is worse than viral meningitis.[]

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