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How do you get bacterial meningitis?

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In brief: Infection

Dont know what you are looking for- giving a general answer. Usually infection from other parts of body may spread to the meninges (the layers surrounding the brain).
Infection in blood, infection in parts of body adjacent to the brain like ear, nose, sinus etc. And also if the is some form if manipulation of the meninges (shunt, brain surgery, lumbar puncture), it increases the risk.

In brief: Infection

Dont know what you are looking for- giving a general answer. Usually infection from other parts of body may spread to the meninges (the layers surrounding the brain).
Infection in blood, infection in parts of body adjacent to the brain like ear, nose, sinus etc. And also if the is some form if manipulation of the meninges (shunt, brain surgery, lumbar puncture), it increases the risk.
Dr. Sathish Adigopula
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In brief: Infection

Bacterial meningitis is an infection of the covering of the brain and spine.
The infection can be acquired by exposure to an infected individual with meningitis such as in dorms an camps. Respiratory infections and sepsis can also be a source of infection as post operative infections from a neurosurgical procedure . Injuries that cause a spinal fluid leak can also cause infection.

In brief: Infection

Bacterial meningitis is an infection of the covering of the brain and spine.
The infection can be acquired by exposure to an infected individual with meningitis such as in dorms an camps. Respiratory infections and sepsis can also be a source of infection as post operative infections from a neurosurgical procedure . Injuries that cause a spinal fluid leak can also cause infection.
Dr. Christopher Marquart
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