What are the signs and symptoms of meningitis in pediatric patients with fever?

Updated: Jul 23, 2019
  • Author: Hina Z Ghory, MD; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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The presence or absence of meningeal signs is documented in older children. Clinicians should bear in mind that in some infants and younger children (perhaps younger than 12-15 months) who develop meningitis, specific meningeal signs, such as the Kernig or Brudzinski sign, may not be present.


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