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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 answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Please read the following link to help answer your questions. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/meningitis/basics/definition/con-20019713

Answered Feb 27, 2017

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Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim answered

Specializes in Urgent Care

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.

Answered Nov 4, 2014

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Dr. Peter Corrado answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

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.

Answered Sep 23, 2016

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