Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Racoon | 2011/12/12

Q.

6 yo pain in neck and back of head

Dear Prof

My son has been complaining of neckpain for the past 2 days, and also had a headache on Saturday - very specifically the back of his head. HE has no fever, and is well apart from being a bit more antsy and short tempered. is this something to worry about now, or when does this warrant follow-up? Many thanks!

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

I am always worried about a complaints like this mainly because these are the main symptoms of meningitis in children. Please ask your doctor to see your son and to make sure that he has no sign of meningitis.

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