Meningitis is the inflammation of the meninges, a membrane covering the brain and spinal cord, typically due to bacterial or viral infection.
Types[edit | edit source]
Aseptic meningitis[edit | edit source]
This is a viral meningitis, typically less severe than bacterial meningitis.
Bacterial meningitis[edit | edit source]
Meningitis caused by bacterial infection.
Fungal meningitis[edit | edit source]
A rare meningitis caused by inhaling spores from fungus. People with diabetes, HIV/AIDS, cancer and certain other health conditions are more likely to have meningitis caused by a fungus.
Parasitic meningitis[edit | edit source]
Less common than bacterial or viral meningitis is meningitis caused by parasites.
Amebic meningitis[edit | edit source]
A rare form of meningitis caused by a ameba found in warm water or soil.
Non-infectious meningitis[edit | edit source]
Non-infectious meningitis can be caused by lupus, certain drugs or other causes such as brain injury.
Symptoms[edit | edit source]
Sudden high fever, severe headache, and neck stiffness are the hallmark symptoms of meningitis. Others symptoms include:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Confusion and disorientation
- Drowsiness or sluggishness
- Sensitivity to light
- Poor appetite (anorexia)
- More severe symptoms include seizure and coma.
Chronic meningitis[edit | edit source]
See also[edit | edit source]
Learn more[edit | edit source]
- Meningitis - CDC
- Meningitis Video short
References[edit | edit source]
- ↑ 1.01.11.21.31.4 https://www.cdc.gov/meningitis/index.html
- ↑ "Meningitis". blausen.com. November 19, 2015. Retrieved August 25, 2018.
membrane The word "membrane" can have different meanings in different fields of biology. In cell biology, a membrane is a layer of molecules that surround its contents. Examples of cell-biology membranes include the "cell membrane" that surrounds a cell, the "mitochondrial membranes" that form the outer layers of mitochondria, and the "viral envelope" that surrounds enveloped viruses. In anatomy or tissue biology, a membrane is a barrier formed by a layer of cells. Examples of anatomical membranes include the pleural membranes that surrounds the lungs, the pericardium which surrounds the heart, and some of the layers within the blood-brain barrier.
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