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Posted on Fri, 21 Jul 2017 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Question: I have had a bad sore throats for 3 days now my neck if stiff. What could it be ?
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Answered by Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Need to rule out meningitis

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thank you for trusting HealthcareMagic,

A sore throat followed by stiff neck raises the concern for meningitis, which is an infection of meninges(covering of the brain).

Meningitis requires prompt medical attention, clinical evaluation and treatment with antibiotics.

Blood culture, CSF analysis, and culture are required to confirm the diagnosis.
Please be advised to follow up with the emergency room as soon as possible.

Hope this answers your question.
Please feel free to address further questions here.

Regards
Dr.Lekshmi


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