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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help u
User :   hello.
Doctor :   please proceed with your query
User :   i am college student and am worried that i may have given my mom bacterial meningitis. i wan't feeling well about 2 weeks ago, (aches, sore throat) and went to the doctor who prescribed me penicillin as a precautionary measure while the step culture was developing. it turned out negative so i ceased taking the medicine. i went home the following weekend. i just found out today that my mom has a sore throat and muscle aches. she also had a rash on her hands although she told me it has begun to fade
Doctor :   ok
User :   becasue i had a meningitis vaccine i am wondering if i didn't exhibit the full range of symptoms and was ale to get over it.. but she hasn't had a vaccine
Doctor :   ok
User :   it's not a blotchy rash
Doctor :   she has neck stiffness
Doctor :   or high grade fever
Doctor :   where are the rashes more spread
User :   i asked her and she said no. but she had a headache and muscle pain and a sore throat. the thing that's scaring me was the rash
User :   is there anything esle it could be? because if not i want to take her to the er
Doctor :   ok i will help yu
Doctor :   is she consious, oriented

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