One of the most feared illnesses in the modern world is meningitis, not because its symptoms or side effects are terrible and deadly but also that the varied symptoms make this a chameleon of sorts.
What is Meningitis?
there is an in the fluid surrounding these membranes.is an inflammation of the meninges, which are the delicate covering the brain and the spinal cord. It occurs when
The primary cause of meningitis is a , viral, or fungal infection, but they can include the following:
- Pneumococcal bacteria
- Haemophilus influenzae type b (HIB) bacteria
- Mumps virus
- Herpes simplex virus
- Drug reactions
The presentation of meningitis can vary greatly ranging from:
With so many symptoms, and extreme variability between individuals, this inflammation can often reach life-threatening levels before it is properly diagnosed and treatment is begun.
To raise awareness, various campaigns like World Meningitis Day by the Confederation of Meningitis Organisations are designed. It is observed on the 24th April each year with an aim to shed light on all the factors related to this disease.