Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Rouxlene | 2011-10-08

Q.

meningitis

How long can one have symptoms before meningitis is diagnosed?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Usually the symptoms are so severe especially irritability, headache, fever, food refusal and vomiting that the diagnosis is made within 24 hours. It is best not to delay making the diagnosis.

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