Nausea and vomiting
The second most important symptom in meningitis is nausea and vomiting. It is common in more than 35% of patients with meningitis, and it doesn’t matter whether it is viral, microbial or even fungal meningitis, it will be usually associated with a very specific type of vomiting.
Vomiting in meningitis is sometimes called projectile vomiting because it can be very violent and forceful. In susceptible populations, it may also lead to dehydration and malnutrition, aggravating the condition of the patient. It is usually enclosed in the triad of meningitis along with fever and headache, but we don’t need to have all three symptoms to start suspecting this disease.