Meningitis in Children
Meningitis in Children Overview
Meningitis is a term used to describe an inflammation of the membranes that surround the brain or the spinal cord. Meningitis, especially bacterial meningitis, is a potentially life-threatening condition that can rapidly progress to permanent brain damage, neurologic problems, and even death. Doctors need to diagnose and treat meningitis quickly to prevent or reduce any long-term effects.
The focus of this article will be on the common infectious causes of meningitis as they account for the large majority of problems; however, less common causes will be presented.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/2/2014
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