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6,117 Possible Causes for Meningismus

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  • Whiplash Injury

    Meningitis or meningism due to systemic infection.[] Other possible causes of acute neck pain and stiffness include vertebral fractures, cervical disc herniation, subarachnoid hemorrhage, meningitis.[]

  • Pneumococcal Pneumonia

    Mortality rates from all-cause pneumonia and meningitis were highest in the oldest age groups.[] Abstract An extended-spectrum cephalosporin has been considered appropriate therapy for non-meningeal infections caused by drug-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae.[] Bacterial meningitis: Pneumococcal meningitis infections cause more than 50% of all bacterial meningitis cases in the U.S.[]

  • Meningitis

    Diagnosis of Mollaret meningitis Mollaret meningitis is characterized by recurrent episodes of severe headache, meningismus, and fever.[] More than 85% of the patients with bacterial meningitis present with fever, headache, meningismus, and signs of cerebral dysfunction (ie, confusion, delirium, or a declining[] Diagnosis of syphilitic meningitis Syphilitic meningitis is becoming more common in the AIDS era.[]

  • Leptomeningeal Metastasis

    The presentation of LM differs from that of bacterial or hemorrhagic meningitis, as fever, photophobia and meningismus are extremely uncommon5.[] The brain and the spinal cord are enveloped by distinct tissues referred to as meninges.[] Carcinomatosis/metabolism Meningeal Carcinomatosis/mortality Meningeal Carcinomatosis/secondary* Middle Aged Neoplasm Staging Proportional Hazards Models Receptor, ErbB-2[]

  • Cervical Osteoarthritis

    Disorders of bones, joints, ligaments, and meninges. In: Bradley's Neurology in Clinical Practice. 7th ed. Philadelphia, Pa.: Saunders Elsevier; 2016. .[] Meningitis. Neck pain and stiffness is a primary symptom of this infection, which can be life-threatening.[]

  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

    However, within 24 h, chemical meningitis causes moderate to marked meningismus, vomiting, and sometimes bilateral extensor plantar responses.[] […] palsy with diplopia, or subhyloid hemorrhage (i.e. dense red on fundoscopy, also called Terson syndrome – patient will eventually need referral to ophthalmology), and even meningismus[] Secondary vasospasm (causing focal brain ischemia), meningismus, and hydrocephalus (causing persistent headache and obtundation) are common.[]

  • Meningeal Carcinomatosis

    Tuberculous or fungal meningitis was initially suspected; however, cytological evidence of adenocarcinoma in the CSF led to the diagnosis of meningeal carcinomatosis.[] Finally the gadobutrol-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging detected the meningeal metastasis, and supported the diagnosis of meningeal carcinomatosis.[] Meningeal spread of a tumor was noted on enhanced CT. SPECT revealed tumor localization in meningeal carcinomatosis.[]

  • Viral Meningitis

    Recurrent episodes of severe headache, meningismus, and fever; cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pleocytosis with large "endothelial" cells, neutrophils, and lymphocytes; and attacks[] Physical examination will reveal some degree of meningismus in 50% of the cases. Gait abnormalities and focal neurologic deficits may be seen in a minority of cases.[] Viruses cause most aseptic meningitis cases, which is why the condition is also known as viral meningitis. Aseptic meningitis is more common than bacterial meningitis.[]

  • Bacterial Pneumonia

    Type b Haemophilus influenzae can cause pneumonia and bacterial meningitis. It can also cause otitis media and epiglottitis.[] Morbidity rates from meningitis, however, are high.[] Patients, who develop complications of bacterial pneumonia, including sepsis, lung failure and meningitis, often die.[]

  • Bacterial Meningitis

    Meningismus - history of non-CNS viral disease ( a non-infective state resembling meningitis). Tetanus - trismus, clean mentation.[] Inflammation of the meninges causes reflex spasm of the paravertebral muscles which causes the neck stiffness seen in meningitis.[] There was a peak of meningitis cases in 1995-1996.[]

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