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1,909 Possible Causes for Neck Stiffness, Seizure

  • 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?[] A patient with a 30-year history of RA, well controlled with methotrexate therapy, presented with new-onset seizures.[] Two hours prior to admission, he developed epileptic seizures. Brain computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging showed intracerebral malacic lesions.[]

  • 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[] ., during a seizure or while intoxicated) could vomit and then inhale stomach contents and bacteria into the lungs and develop pneumonia.[] Less common symptoms include abdominal pain and a stiff neck.[]

  • 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[] If the patient has seizures or any seizure like activity, an EEG may help rule out other causes of encephalitis.[] […] the person will have adverse reactions to penicillins again in the future. [12] [17] Occasional cases of erythema nodosum and erythema multiforme have been reported. [12] Seizures[]

  • Familial Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis

    This disorder can affect multiple organ systems, and neurologic manifestations include irritability, seizures, impaired consciousness, meningismus, and cranial nerve palsies[] Patients may also exhibit a reduced level of consciousness, neck stiffness, and loss of vision.[] […] clinical features of the disease include fever, hepatosplenomegaly, cytopenia, and less frequently neurological abnormalities ranging from irritability and hypotonia to seizures[]

  • Bacterial Meningitis

    However, their findings suggest that that the risk of bacterial meningitis in children presenting with simple febrile seizure is very low.[] Absence of neck stiffness did not rule out CABM and special attention should be given to patients with pneumonia and the elderly.[] For TLR2 rs3804099, frequencies of the minor allele C were markedly higher in patients with severe BM (defined as CSF glucose concentration   1.5 mmol/L and seizures) than[]

  • Cryptococcal Meningitis

    Increased intracranial pressure is often a problem in cryptococcal meningitis; it may result in seizures, hydrocephalus, and cranial nerve neuropathy.[] Clinical presentation typically includes fever, headache, photophobia, neck stiffness, and/or altered mental status. Unusual presentations may delay diagnosis.[] […] are the causes of seizures.[]

  • Brain Abscess

    In this article, we present the case of a pediatric patient with neurocysticercosis who was misdiagnosed with brain abscess because of focal seizures in another hospital.[] Symptoms Patients may complain of headaches, low-grade fever, neck stiffness, and nausea or vomiting. Some will present with seizures or mental status changes.[] […] form of Ebstein's anomaly (type C of Carpentier classification) with secundum atrial septal defect, who presented to the emergency department with impaired consciousness, seizures[]

  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

    Hunt and Hess grade 5 and vasospasm are independent risk factors for in-hospital seizures.[] stiffness can increase the likelihood of SAH.[] His physical examination was normal aside from mild neck 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[] Altered sensorium and seizures herald a worse prognosis.[] Diagnostic criteria were fever, myalgia, conjunctival suffusion, Jaundice, headache, altered sensorium, seizures, bleeding manifestation and oliguria.[]

  • Listeria Meningitis

    After 5 days, he developed an impaired consciousness, headache, and neck stiffness.[] Symptoms including confusion, seizures, pain and paralysis may be a result of either metastases to the nervous system or one of several nonmetastatic complications of cancer[] On admission she had a stiff neck with a GCS of 9.[]

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