Meningitis

Meningitis is the inflammation of the meninges. Meningitis is typically caused by infection with microorganisms.

Meningitis is very serious and can be fatal.
  • Symptoms
  • Throwing up

    or Feel like vomiting

    common

    Difficulty moving neck

    common

    Fever

    • Greater than or equal to 38°C (100.4°F), Less than 38°C (100. 4°F)

    common

    Headache

    • More severe when lying down

    • Throbbing

    • Severe

    • Rapidly developing

    common

    Confusion

    common

    Fatigue

    Intolerance to light

    Skin rash and redness

  • Risk factors
  • Falling sick easily

    or Alcohol consumption

    or Diabetes mellitus

    • Type 1, Type 2

    Pregnant

  • Treatment
  • Treating meningitis depends on the cause of the inflammation, but treatment typically includes intravenous antibiotics and sometimes corticosteroids if meningitis is of bacterial origin.
  • Recommended specialist
  • If you have Meningitis, then visit a general internist as soon as possible.

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    General internist

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