inflammation of the meninges, and especially of the pia mater and the arachnoid, of the brain; can be caused by various infectious agents, including viruses, fungi, and protozoa, but bacteria produce the most life-threatening forms
An infection of the fluid of a person's spinal cord and the fluid that surrounds the brain. People sometimes refer to it as spinal meningitis. Meningitis is usually caused by a viral or bacterial infection. It can follow another infection somewhere else in the body, often ears or sinuses.
an inflammation of the membranes that envelop the brain and spinal cord neurotransmitter -- a biochemical substance that transmits or inhibits nerve impulses between two nerve cells optic nerve -- the nerve at the back of the eye that connects it to the brain
an infection of the fluid of a person's spinal cord and the fluid that surrounds the brain. People sometimes refer to it as spinal meningitis. Meningitis is usually caused by a viral or bacterial infection. Knowing whether meningitis is caused by a virus or bacterium is important because the severity of illness and the treatment differ.
A serious infection and inflammation of the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord. Meningitis may be caused by a virus or bacteria. Symptoms include high fevers, low energy, a stiff neck, headache and possible rash.
inflammation of the meninges, the linings of the skull and spinal canal. Usually caused by a virus, and sometimes fatal, especially in children. Meningitis serosa circumscripta or arachnoiditis is a rare condition that affects some people with spinal cord injury.
refers to inflammation in the thin tissues ("meninges") that line the brain and/or spinal cord; usually due to infections with viruses, bacteria, fungi (for example, Cryptococcus neoformans,) or mycobacteria (for example, tuberculosis); meningitis is very serious and can be fatal; symptoms may include headache, fever, light sensitivity to the eyes, stiff neck, nausea, and sometime stroke-like problems
Inflammation of the meninges as the result of infection by bacteria or viruses. Symptoms include high fever, headache, stiff neck and vomiting. This is a life-threatening disease that must be treated promptly.
Inflammation of the meninges, membranes that envelope the brain and spinal cord. Viruses and bacteria can cause meningitis. Symptoms include fever, headache, vomiting, a stiff neck and light sensitivity.
Meningitis is a bacterial or viral infection of the fluid surrounding the brain and in the spinal column; symptoms include fever, decreased appetite, irritability, and, in older infants, a stiff neck. Early treatment is important; long-lasting complications include hearing loss, seizures, and developmental problems.
An inflammation of the meninges through infection, usually by a bacterium, or through irritation. Meningococcal, the epidemic form of the disease, takes the lives of 10 percent of those who contract it and causes cerebral palsy, hearing loss, speech defects, and other forms of permanent brain damage in one of four people who recover.
Inflammation affecting the membranes of the brain (cerebral meningitis) or spinal cord (spinal meningitis) or both. It can be the result of a trauma but is more likely to be a caused by an infective agent. Viral meningitis is most common, but generally less serious than that caused by bacteria. Fungal infections are the least common causes of meningitis.
Inflammation of the meninges (the three membranes covering the brain and spinal cord), especially of the pia mater and arachnoid; caused by a bacterial or viral infection and characterized high fever, severe headache, and stiff neck or back muscles. Synonym: brain fever.
not a disease, but a symptom, the inflammation of the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord, the meninges. This can be caused by bacteria, virus, fungi, or chemical toxins. aseptic meningitis - is inflammation of the meninges for which no identifiable infectious agent can be cultured or tested for, and is probably genetic.
An infection of the meninges, the thin lining that surrounds the brain and the spinal cord. Several forms of this disease, which is transmitted from person to person, are common among children in Sub-Saharan Africa.
An inflammation of the meninges, the protective covering around the brain and spinal cord, usually accompanied by stiff neck and extra sensitivity to light. Septic meningitis, caused by bacteria, can be a serious condition and must be treated immediately. Aseptic meningitis, associated with viral infections such as herpes simplex virus (HSV) and other causes, generally resolves by itself.
inflammation of the meninges, which are the membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord. When this disease is caused by a virus, it is usually mild and easily treated. When meningitis is due to a bacterium, it is associated with fever, headache, vomiting, and stiff neck. If untreated, it can progress to confusion, convulsions, coma, and death. There is an immunization available to decrease the likelihood of contracting viral meningitis.
inflammation of the membranes (meninges) covering the brain and the spinal cord. Although the most common causes are infection (either bacterial or viral), chemical agents and even tumor cells may cause meningitis. Encephalitis and brain abscess can complicate infective meningitis.
Meningitis is inflammation of the meninges, caused by microorganisms that have spread into the blood and into the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). Most cases of meningitis are caused by bacteria or viruses. Other causes include fungi, protozoans, and cancers.