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Posted by: Themba | 2009-03-11

Manengitis

Hi there.

I would like to find out more on this disease called manengitis.
What types of manengitis are there and how to distinguish between the varieties?
What are the signs and symptoms thereof, particularly amongst teenagers?
Is there a cure or treatment plan available?
What should i do if i found out that my child has manengitis?


Your urgent response will be highly appreciated.


Thanks,
Themba

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Dear Themba,

It is not a good idea for you to try and diagnose the type of meningitis. If you suspect that someone may have meningitis, then it is urgent for you to get medical attention at your nearest medical facility.

The main things to look out for are headache associated with fever, neck stiffness, and sometimes a skin rash develops. Also the patient can be nauseous, have flu-like symptoms, sore throat, or light sensitivity.

Headache sufferers often have a poor Quality of Life due to the constant pain and associated symptoms. For a free assessment of how your headaches are affecting your Quality of Life, click on http://www.headacheclinic.co.za/

This information has been supplied and checked by the multidisciplinary team of specialists at The Headache Clinic, in association with The International Headache Society and the South African Institute of Headache and Migraine Science. For consultation with these specialists, call The Headache Clinic on 0861 678 911 (Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban).

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