What Is Meningitis?

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4. Newborn Symptoms

It is sad that meningitis is a disease that tends to inflict the very young. Many newborn children will develop the disease, and it will be fatal in some cases. Symptoms of meningitis in newborns typically include a high fever, constant crying, and excessive irritability, and they are also unlikely to be feeding well.

The child will also sometimes have a bulge in their fontanel, which is the soft area on the top of their head. They may also sleep more than usual, will be sluggish, and generally be less active than a newborn typically would be. The patient may also have a stiff neck and body.


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