Meningitis

Comparison of normal meninges and infected meninges

Meningitis is inflammation of the tissues (meninges) that surround the brain and spinal cord. Meningitis is usually caused by an infection with bacteria or viruses.

ByHealthwise Staff

Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine

Specialist Medical Reviewer W. David Colby IV, MSc, MD, FRCPC - Infectious Disease

Current as ofMay 24, 2016

Current as of: May 24, 2016

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & W. David Colby IV, MSc, MD, FRCPC - Infectious Disease