Signs and Symptoms

• 95% of patients with bacterial meningitis have two of the following: headache, fever, neck stiffness, and altered mental status

• Altered mental status (i.e., confusion, lethargy, and obtundation) (69%)

• Focal neurologic defects (including positive Brudzinski's sign and Kernig's sign)

• Malaise, restlessness

• Photophobia

• Skin lesions (diffuse petechial rash observed in 50% of patients with meningococcal meningitis)

• Signs and symptoms in neonates, infants, and young children: nonspecific findings, such as altered feeding and sleep patterns, vomiting, irritability, lethargy, bulging fontanel, seizures, respiratory distress, and petechial/purpuric rash16

• Predictors of an unfavorable outcome: seizures, focal neurologic findings, altered mental status, papilledema, hypotension, septic shock, and pneumococcal meningit-

How To Deal With Rosacea and Eczema

How To Deal With Rosacea and Eczema

Rosacea and Eczema are two skin conditions that are fairly commonly found throughout the world. Each of them is characterized by different features, and can be both discomfiting as well as result in undesirable appearance features. In a nutshell, theyre problems that many would want to deal with.

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