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Noun1.meningism - symptoms that mimic those of meningitis but without inflammation of the meninges
symptom - (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease


n. meningismo, irritación congestiva de las meninges gen. de naturaleza tóxica con síntomas similares a los de la meningitis pero sin inflamación.
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In the following days, high fevers, altered mental status, and nuchal rigidity without focal neurologic deficits developed.
Ominous signs virtually diagnostic of an intracranial process include visual changes, new-onset seizures, nuchal rigidity, ataxia, or decreased mental status.
She had a 9-month history of frontal headaches, facial numbness, right-sided blurry vision, and eye dryness but denied any diplopia, hearing loss, or nuchal rigidity.
Nuchal rigidity, Kernig and Brudzinski signs were positive.
Clinical suspicion of bacterial meningitis is critical, especially when patients present with fever, nuchal rigidity, headache, and/or altered mental status, Dr.
He had no nuchal rigidity, but did experience left-sided neck pain upon rotation.
Most of the patients had excellent (30 cases) to good (11 cases) results clinically, although there was mild nuchal rigidity and axial pain for a few weeks postoperatively, which was attributed to the nuchal muscle injury in the cases of flexion type injuries and in the cases of posterior surgery (Table 6).
The patient was a thin African-American man who reported marked discomfort, with nuchal rigidity.
1-4) In cases that involve the cervical paraspinous musculature, patients may present with nuchal rigidity, neck pain, odynophagia, and low-grade fever.