MENINGITIS

Effects on the brain..!

Where it occurs ....

surrounds the spinal cord and the Meninges in the brain

Caused by......

most common types is caused by viruses and bacteria and can also be spread through a fungus or caused by certain medical conditions.

effects on brain....

inflammation around nerves that flow through the infected area.

symptoms....

~headache ~nausea and vomiting

~ fever ~sensitivity to light

~stiff neck ~altered mental status

prognosis...

depending on the cause of the infection many can get better within a couple of weeks--- or it can be a life threatening emergency requiring urgent antibiotic treatment.