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Meningitis is swelling of meninges. what causes the symptoms of meningitis? what is the swelling affecting?

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Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
See here: Please read the following link to help answer your questions. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/meningitis/basics/definition/con-20019713
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
Urgent Care 19 years experience
Inflammation: Of the covering of the spinal cord membrane causes direct and indirect neck stiffness , headache, light sensitivity, dizziness. This swelling of the membrane can also expand to the membranes around the brain. Get checked out at the hospital if this is what you have.
Dr. Peter Corrado
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Inflamed membanes: Meningitis is an inflammation of the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord. It is usually due to an infectious agent, like a bacteria, virus or fungus. It can also rarely be caused by drugs. Symptoms often include fever, headache, stiff neck and sleepiness or lethargy. An evaluation of the cause is needed to guide treatment, which may involve antibiotics as well as supportive care.

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Last updated Feb 27, 2017

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