Saturday, March 24, 2007


Meningitis is the inflammation of the meninges due to infection by bacteria or viruses which are responsible for TB, syphilis and/or pneumonia.


Intense headache and fever

Loss of appetite

Intolerance to sound and light

Rigidity of muscles---especially of the neck


If meningitis is caused by bacteria, it can be treated with sulphonamides or antibiotics, whereas viral meningitis does not respond to treatment/drugs. In the latter condition, complete rest-in-bed, quiet and darkness is only treatment. This condition may be complicated by cerebrospinal fever, for which read the following information. Both the conditions are quite serious and must be treated in a hospital only and not at any other places nor by a non-medico or a layman.


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