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Meningitis
« on: August 02, 2012, 12:56:03 AM »
Meningitis is inflammation of the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord. It may be caused by infection with viruses, bacteria, or other microorganisms, and less commonly by certain drugs.It is also called Brain Fever, though it is not common, it is a fatal condition that can lead to severe complications and even death, even if treated.

Causes:
It is caused by infection from viruses or microorganisms such as meningococcal bacteria, Haemophilus influenzae type B, pneumococci or mumps virus infections.It may be prevented by immunization.

Symptoms:
The most common symptoms of meningitis are headache and neck stiffness associated with fever, Altered Mental Status(confusion or altered consciousness), vomiting, and an inability to tolerate light (photophobia) or loud noises (phonophobia).
Meningitis can lead to serious long-term consequences such as deafness, epilepsy, hydrocephalus and cognitive deficits, especially if not treated quickly.

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Re: Meningitis
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2012, 01:40:36 PM »
i am not so clear about this.
I am confident that my future is not a dream