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Meningitis

Comparison of normal meninges and infected meninges

Meningitis is inflammation of the tissues (meninges) that surround the brain and spinal cord. Meningitis is usually caused by an infection with bacteria or viruses.

Current as of: February 11, 2020

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
W. David Colby IV, MSc, MD, FRCPC - Infectious Disease