What's to Know About Chronic Meningitis?

Q:
What’s to know about chronic meningitis?

A:
Chronic meningitis refers to the inflammation of the lining of the spinal cord and brain with abnormalities in cerebrospinal fluid persisting for over a month.

Symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Difficulty walking
  • Needle sensations
  • Double vision
  • Weakness
  • Numbness
  • Facial paralysis

In fact, the disease shares some symptoms with acute bacterial meningitis. The difference is that signs of a chronic one progresses gradually over weeks instead of days. Also, the fever is not as serious.

Causes:
The causes of 1/3 of all patients is unknown. Known causes include tuberculosis, brain tumors, leukaemia, and sarcoidosis.

 

Keyword: chronic meningitis

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