Meningitis

Meningitis

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.

Current as of: January 26, 2020

Author: Healthwise Staff

E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine

Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine

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