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2,238 Possible Causes for Neck Stiffness

  • Infectious Mononucleosis

    […] nodes , most often in the neck and armpit Less common symptoms are: Chest pain Cough Fatigue Headache Hives Jaundice (yellow color to the skin and whites of the eyes) Neck[] stiffness Nosebleed Rapid heart rate Sensitivity to light Shortness of breath Exams and Tests Your health care provider will examine you.[] neck or severe weakness Trouble swallowing or breathing Prevention People with mono may be contagious while they have symptoms and for up to a few months afterwards.[]

  • Meningitis

    Patients should seek immediate medical attention if a stiff neck is accompanied by a fever, headache and/or nausea. See When Is a Stiff Neck Serious?[] Symptoms progressed with neck stiffness, cognitive impairment, and motor aphasia. CSF was positive for JC virus. MRI showed nonspecific abnormal findings.[] Both illnesses can occur together, causing symptoms such as headache, neck stiffness, drowsiness and a characteristic skin rash.[]

  • Pneumonia

    Fever lasting more than a few days despite using antibiotics Breathing difficulties Evidence of an infection elsewhere in the body: red, swollen joints, bone pain, neck stiffness[] Less common symptoms include abdominal pain and a stiff neck.[]

  • Insect Bite

    You may see red spot or rash near the bite site and experience neck stiffness as well. What can I do?[] Other symptoms include fever, significant fatigue, body aches, stiff neck and headache.[] Symptoms of West Nile Virus West Nile virus, which is transmitted by infected mosquitoes, can produce flu-like symptoms, including fever, headache, stiff neck, body aches,[]

  • Sinusitis

    stiffness and a headache your child’s sinusitis is prolonged or recurrent.[] stiffness, severe sore throat, and a yellow or green mucus discharge.[] You should see a healthcare provider right away if you have: Vision changes Severe or intense facial pain or pressure High fever Neck stiffness Shortness of breath Swelling[]

  • Influenza

    It is important to contact a doctor if they have signs of other serious conditions, such as meningococcal disease (which may include severe headache, stiff neck, dislike of[] neck, dislike of bright lights, and sometimes a rash).[] […] skin, fingers or toes seizures or convulsions signs of other serious conditions, such as meningococcal disease (which may include severe headache, sleepiness, vomiting, stiff[]

  • Pharyngitis

    stiffness and pain with extension Fusobacterium necrophorum Lemierre syndrome (septic thrombophlebitis of internal jugular vein) Influenza Influenza Epiglottitis Supraglottitis[] If a sore throat is severe and includes difficulty swallowing, drooling, stiff neck or neck swelling, a licensed health care provider should be consulted immediately.[] If your child’s sore throat is severe and includes difficulty swallowing or breathing, drooling, stiff neck, or neck swelling, call 911 or your local emergency number.[]

  • Retropharyngeal Abscess

    Clinical manifestations can be variable but the most common features are fever, neck pain, neck lymphoadenopathy, neck mass, torticollis, neck stiffness, drooling, dysphagia[] Retropharyngeal abscesses, most common among young children, can cause sore throat, fever, neck stiffness, and stridor. Diagnosis requires lateral neck x-ray or CT.[]

  • Familial Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis

    Patients may also exhibit a reduced level of consciousness, neck stiffness, and loss of vision.[] As a result, affected individuals may experience irritability, delayed closure of the bones of the skull in infants, neck stiffness, abnormal muscle tone, impaired muscle[] stiffness.[]

  • Leptospiral Meningitis

    Four patients with suspected meningitis (57%) had cerebrospinal fluid pleocytosis indicative of leptospiral meningitis and presented with headache, fever and neck stiffness[] stiffness and analysis of the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) established the diagnosis of aseptic meningitis.[] Meningoencephalitis: 3 Intracerebral bleed: 2 Cerebellar dysfunction: 2 Iridocyclitis: 2 Tremor/rigidity: 1 In 13 patients, the initial manifestations were fever, headache, and neck[]

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