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Meningitis is an inflammation of the membranes (meninges) and cerebrospinal fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord, usually due to the spread of an infection.


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Meningitis Meningitis is a dangerous disease caused by the inflammation of the protective thin tissue covering the brain and spinal cord. This module describes meningitis, reviews the signs and symptoms and looks at the viral, bacterial, fungal and other causes of the disease.

En Español La meningitis es una enfermedad peligrosa causada por la inflamación del tejido delgado de protección que cubre el cerebro y la médula espinal. Este módulo describe la meningitis, revisa los signos y síntomas y mira el virus, bacterias, hongos y otras causas de la enfermedad.