What Is Bacterial Meningitis?

Q:
What is bacterial meningitis?

A:
Meningitis is the inflammation of the membranes that outline your brain and spinal cord. These membranes are called meninges, giving the illness its name: “meningitis.”

Meningitis can be bacterial or viral, though there are also fungal forms of the disease.

Viral meningitis is the most common form. Bacterial meningitis is the most serious form.

Without treatment, bacterial meningitis can cause paralysis, stroke, seizures, sepsis, and even death.

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