Clinical Features of Acute Viral Meningitis

In this article, we will discuss the Clinical Features of Acute Viral Meningitis. So, let’s get started.

Clinical Features

The cardinal features of viral meningitis include fever, headache, photophobia, and neck stiffness. The constitutional symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, malaise, and myalgia are common. The symptomatology of aseptic (viral) meningitis is less marked than bacterial meningitis. The presence of altered mental status, seizures, and focal neurological deficits are less common and indicate parenchymal involvement rather than meningitis alone. The disease is self-limiting and symptoms resolve within a period of 10 days.

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