Meningitis

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Meningitis
Infections in the brain and spinal cord can cause dangerous inflammation. This inflammation can produce a wide range of symptoms, and in extreme cases, can cause brain damage, stroke, seizures, or even death. Meningitis is a infection of the meninges, the membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health,
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. www.ninds.nih.gov
Causes of Meningitis
Bacterial
Viral
infection
Fungal infection
Signs and Symptoms:
Sudden fever
Severe headache
Stiff neck
It often appears with flu-like symptoms that develop over 1-2 days
Distinctive rashes are typically seen
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