Other Conditions With Symptoms Similar to Meningitis
Other medical conditions may cause symptoms similar to those of
meningitis, such as fever, headache, and vomiting.
These conditions include:
- Influenza. This common
viral infection produces symptoms of fever, headache, chills, muscle aches, and
- Viral hepatitis. The liver becomes
inflamed because of viral infection. Symptoms can include fever and
- Mononucleosis. An illness caused
by the Epstein-Barr virus, mononucleosis produces fever, sore throat, and
- Bacterial endocarditis. This infection of the heart valves can cause symptoms very similar to viral meningitis.
- Reaction to vaccination against the diseases of measles, mumps, chickenpox,
smallpox, and rabies.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||W. David Colby IV, MSc, MD, FRCPC - Infectious Disease|
|Last Revised||December 8, 2010|