Its a bacterial infection of membranes/meninges/protective membranes covering the brain and the spinal cord.
Causes of menengitis;
There are many causes of menengitis which include;bacterial,viral,fungal infections,medications,tumours and chemical exposures.Bacterial and viral caused type of menengitis are also called bacterial and viral menengitis respectively.
Causes of bacterial menengitis/
*streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus)
*Haemophilus influenzae (haemophilus)
*Listeria monocytogenes (listeria)
*Neisseria menengitis (meningococcus)
viral menengitis does not cause serious illness and thus requires mild treatment
Symptoms of menengitis:
-dislike of bright colours
-pain in limbs
Menengitis in children:
To be on the safe side,the best thing you can do about it is to vaccinate your children against menengitis.
Menengitis in Adults:
Viral menengitis is treated with acetaminophen and pain relief medications.
Bacterial and fungal menengitis patients are usually treated while in icu.
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