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Nursing Inquiry And Praxis I (NURS-3406EL) Meningitis

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Meningitis – Summary Medical-Surgical Nursing

Laurentian University

Nursing Inquiry and Praxis I (NURS-3406EL)

SYMPTOMS/CLINICAL PRESENTATION
– Often secondary to viral respiratory disease
– Change in mental status
– Change in LOC
– Fever
– Severe headache
– Nausea & vomiting
– Nuchal rigidity (resistance to flexion of the neck)
– Photophobia
– If meningococcal
– Malaise
– Chills
– Rash
– Petechial hemorrhage on skin/mucous membranes
*Note pt may become delirious (decrease stimuli)

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Nursing Inquiry And Praxis I (NURS-3406EL) Meningitis

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