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Meningitis

  • By: Timothy Sullivan
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Meningitis is inflammation of the meninges, the protective covering that surrounds the brain and spinal cord. This inflammation is usually caused by a bacterial or viral infection in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), which is contained within the meninges. Other infectious agents, ...

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