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: September 23, 2020

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
W. David Colby IV MSc, MD, FRCPC - Infectious Disease