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18 Feb 2004

Hallo dokter, wil net graag weet. Ek het nou al van gister middag a kopseer net aan die regterkant van my kop. Wanneer af loop of staan is dit eweskielik baie erg seer, dit klop. As ek sit kom dit net nou en dan. Dit voel ook af dit in my oog is. My nek is ook vanoggend bietjie styf.

Wat ek wil weet is of dit net n gewone erger graad van kopseer is en of dit dakl iets soos berinvliesonsteking is?

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01 Jan 0001

Blom, dit klink meer soos sinusontsteking as breinvlesontsteking. Die kenmerke van breinvlies ontsteking is erge hoofpyn, koors en nekstyfheid. Ek het reeds die vraag in Engels geantwoord so ek hoop nie jy gee om as ek dit sommer vir jou “cut & paste” nie. Sterkte.
“The following symptoms of meningitis (and septicaemia) may occur in adults and older children over the age of two years:
Common symptoms:
High fever and chills
Severe headache
Stiff neck (unable to touch chin to chest)
These symptoms can develop over several hours, or they may take one to two days. Meningitis can resemble a bad case of the flu.
Other symptoms may include:
Discomfort looking into bright lights
Pain in arms, legs and abdomen
Confusion or disorientation, delirium (delusions or hallucinations)
Reddish-purple, patchy rash which turns white if pressure is applied to the area
In newborns and infants:
Fever with cool hands and feet
Feeding poorly or refusing feeds
High-pitched moaning cry
Dislike of being handled, irritable
Neck retraction with arching of back
Blank staring expression
Difficult to wake, lethargic, slow reactions
Pale blotchy complexion
Not everyone gets all of the above symptoms, and the classic symptoms of fever, headache, and neck stiffness may be absent or difficult to detect in infants, children and the elderly. As the disease progresses, patients of any age may have seizures, and coma may occur in severe cases.
The rash is usually a late symptom, and indicates septicaemia. It starts as tiny red or brownish blood spots, which look like pin-pricks, and develops into purple bruises or blood blisters. This rash is caused by bleeding under the skin, as a result of breakdown of the blood vessel walls.”
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