Which symptoms suggest enteroviral infection when meningitis is suspected?

Updated: Jul 16, 2019
  • Author: Rodrigo Hasbun, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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General physical findings in viral meningitis are common to all causative agents. Enteroviral infection is suggested by the following:

  • Exanthemas
  • Contact with small children with febrile illnesses
  • Symptoms of pericarditis, myocarditis, or conjunctivitis
  • Syndromes of pleurodynia, herpangina, and hand-foot-and-mouth disease

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