Meningitis is swelling and irritation (inflammation) of the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord. This inflammation causes changes in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) that surrounds the brain and spinal cord. See also: Aseptic meningitis; Men...
- Intravenous Antibiotic Therapy
- Antiviral Therapy
- Steroid prophylaxis (procedure)
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Meningitis can affect you differently depending on your age. Learn more about the symptoms and risk factors for each age group.