Meningitis in Children Topic Guide
Meningitis in Children: Meningitis is an inflammation of the membranes that surround the spinal cord or brain. Bacterial or viral infection are the typical causes of meningitis. Symptoms of meningitis in children include vomiting, rash, stiff neck, fever, seizure, nausea, increased sensitivity to light, and altered mental status. Treatment may incorporate a breathing tube, a heart and breathing monitor, IV fluids, catheterization, and administering acetaminophen or ibuprofen.
Meningitis FAQs MedicineNet doctors answer common frequently asked questions about meningitis. Learn the causes, symptoms, treatments, and complications of this potentially life-threatening disease.
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