Brain Infection (cont.)
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What Are Brain Infection Symptoms and Signs?
Various types of brain infections lead to many different symptoms, which can depend on the age of the person, the type of bacteria, the type of infection, and the acuteness of the disease.
When Should Someone Seek Medical Care for a Brain Infection?
Early diagnosis and treatment are very important with brain infections. However, most of the symptoms of meningitis and other central nervous system infections can be caused by other medical conditions, too. Do not panic. In young infants, meningitis might look like general symptoms such as crying too much, sleeping too much, eating too little, irritability, and listlessness. Whenever one suspects meningitis or any other brain infection, or are in doubt, call a doctor.
Seek emergency care if an ill person has an altered level of consciousness with high fever, respiratory distress, severe headache with vomiting, a new seizure or if a baby appears to be lethargic, with poor feeding, a high fever, and vomiting.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/10/2016
Igor Boyarsky, DO, FACEP, FAAEM
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