A clinical syndrome characterized by fever with signs/symptoms of acute meningeal inflammation resulting from a viral infection
Viral meningitis (VM) is the most common cause of asept...
Fever (in 76–100% of patients)
Headache (prominent early symptom)
Monitor for relapse or exacerbation of symptoms.
Monitor for neurologic/neuroendocrine complications:
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A87.9 Viral meningitis, unspecified
A87.1 Adenoviral meningitis
A87.0 Enteroviral meningitis
B00.3 Herpesviral meningitis
A87.2 Lymphocytic choriomeningitis
A87.8 Other viral meningitis
VM cannot be reliably distinguished from BM based on clinical findings alone.
Hospitalize potential cases of BM for evaluation and treatment with broad-spectrum antibiotics until BM has...
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