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Pediatric Meningitis Evaluation in Scottsdale, AZ

Doctor Maria Nabong Provides Evaluation for Pediatric Meningitis in the Scottsdale Area. KidsHealth Pediatrics Is Conveniently Located at 5425 E Bell Rd Suite 131 Scottsdale, AZ 85254. Please Give Us a Call at (602) 783-8655 to Book an Appointment.

Pediatric Meningitis Evaluation in Scottsdale, AZ

Signs and Symptoms of Meningitis

It isn’t easy to spot the symptoms of meningitis, as many people confuse the early signs and symptoms with the flu. Meningitis signs and symptoms may develop over several hours or over one or two days.

According to your pediatrician, some of the signs and symptoms that may occur in anyone older than the age of two include:

  • Sudden high fever
  • Severe headache
  • Stiff neck
  • Vomiting or nausea with headache
  • Confusion or difficulty concentrating
  • Seizures
  • Sleepiness or difficulty waking up
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Lack of interest in drinking and eating
  • Skin rash in some cases

Seek medical care from your pediatrician immediately if your child has signs or symptoms of meningitis, such as fever, severe headache, confusion, vomiting and stiff neck. If you delay treatment for bacterial meningitis, the risk of permanent brain damage or death increases. Educate yourself about meningitis and talk to your child’s pediatrician for more information and a proper diagnosis.