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337 Possible Causes for Neck Stiffness, Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus

  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

    stiffness can increase the likelihood of SAH.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Hydrocephalus-cont. • Chronic hydrocephalus may develop weeks to months after SAH and present as normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) manifested by gait difficulty, incontinence[slideshare.net] His physical examination was normal aside from mild neck stiffness.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Bacterial Meningitis

    Absence of neck stiffness did not rule out CABM and special attention should be given to patients with pneumonia and the elderly.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Pain and stiffness then start developing in the neck and the back.[symptoma.com] Fever was the most common presenting sign/symptom, observed in 8 patients, followed by otalgia, neck stiffness, headache, and confusion.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Pneumococcal Meningitis

    Bacterial meningitis commonly presents with symptoms such as headache, impaired consciousness, neck stiffness, and fever.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Neck stiffness is usually seen in a majority of the adults but may be present in only 30% of the children.[symptoma.com] Clinical manifestations include fever; headache; neck stiffness; and somnolence followed by seizures; focal neurologic deficits (notably deafness); and coma.[icd9data.com]

  • Meningococcal Meningitis

    The clinical triad: fever, headache and neck stiffness was observed in 89% of the patients.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The prevalence of the classical triad of fever, neck stiffness, and change in mental status was low (70/258, 27%).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Meningococcal meningitis may be indistinguishable from other bacterial meningitides, although the classic triad of fever, neck stiffness, and change in mental status is significantly[medlink.com]

  • Meningeal Tuberculosis

    A sudden decrease in visual acuity with papilledema, bilateral sixth nerve palsies, and neck stiffness developed.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] A spinal tap may also be done to establish the diagnosis of normal pressure hydrocephalus.[nlm.nih.gov] Most common clinical manifestations are fever, headache, vomiting and neck stiffness. Cranial nerve palsies of 3 rd, 4 th and 6 th nerves may be seen.[radiopaedia.org]

  • Cryptococcal Meningitis

    Clinical presentation typically includes fever, headache, photophobia, neck stiffness, and/or altered mental status. Unusual presentations may delay diagnosis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] In this case, initial head CT scan was normal but unusually high protein level in CSF prompted a repeat CT scan 5 days later that showed noncommunicating hydrocephalus.[shmabstracts.com] An 8-year-old previously healthy female presented with a 3 weeks history of headache, neck stiffness, deafness, fever and vomiting and was diagnosed with cryptococcal meningitis[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Listerial Meningitis

    After 5 days, he developed an impaired consciousness, headache, and neck stiffness.[jstage.jst.go.jp] On admission she had a stiff neck with a GCS of 9.[journals.plos.org] On admission he had neck stiffness and a GCS of 11.[journals.plos.org]

  • Hemophilus Meningitis

    In older children and adults symptoms of meningitis include: headache fever vomiting neck stiffness and joint pains drowsiness or confusion discomfort on looking at bright[dhhs.tas.gov.au] GP expert opinion said The absence of neck stiffness in a young child does not rule out meningitis The GP had not appreciated the extent to which the child was genuinely ill[themdu.com] Older children with meningitis typically have neck stiffness and sensitivity to light.[healthywa.wa.gov.au]

  • Staphylococcus Aureus Meningitis

    stiffness is more obvious than general meningitis, except for meningeal In addition to symptoms of inflammation, there are localized lesions, sepsis patients may also have[healthfrom.com] She had neck stiffness with right-sided hemiparesis with left-sided upper motor neuron facial nerve palsy and bladder incontinence.[academic.oup.com] It must be considered in any patient presenting with fever, headache, or neck stiffness.[ahcmedia.com]

  • Leptospiral Meningitis

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

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