Photophobia: Dislike, sensitivity or avoidance of bright light
Introduction: Photophobia (literally "light-fear") is the dislike of bright light. Its cause can range from causes such as hangover or migraine to severe potentially-fatal conditions such as meningitis and meningococcal disease. Hence, photophobia is a symptom that needs immediate professional medical advice and treatment.
Detailed cause information for symptom: Photophobia:
Medical articles on symptoms: These general medical articles may be of interest:
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Symptoms related to Photophobia: stiff neck (25), eye symptoms (199), vision changes (114)
Photophobia type of: Eye symptoms (199), Sensations (211)
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Possible causes of symptom: Photophobia: The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Photophobia as a symptom. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.
- Meningitis - photophobia is one characteristic symptom of meningitis
- Meningococcal disease
- Eye conditions
Conditions listing symptoms: Photophobia: The following list of conditions have 'Photophobia' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
Last revised: Nov 21, 2003
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