Meningitis is an acute inflammation of the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord, known collectively as the meninges. The inflammation may be caused by infection with viruses, bacteria, or other microorganisms, and less commonly by certain drugs. The most common symptoms of meningitis are headache and neck stiffness. A lumbar puncture diagnoses or excludes meningitis. Treatment includes Steroids, Antibiotics, Antiviral and Antifungal based on the etiology of the disease. Prevention is through Vaccination.
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