The patient with meningococcal meningitis typically presents with high fever, meningism (stiff neck), Kernig's sign, severe headache, vomiting, purpura, photophobia, and sometimes chills, altered mental status, or seizures. Diarrhea or respiratory symptoms are less common. Petechiae are often also present.
Prof. Clive May: Development Of Improved Treatments For Heart Disease, #Sepsis & Spinal Cord Injury: An Exciting Time! is a research professor at the #Florey Institute of #Neuroscience and #Mental #Health at the University of Melbourne and Head of the Neuro-#cardiovascular laboratory. Very interesting address!