Meningitis is an inflammation (swelling) of the linings that protect the brain and spinal cord. The swelling is typically brought on by a bacterial or viral infection of the fluid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord. Meningitis can also be brought on by wounds, cancer, certain medications, and other infections.
Regions of Pain: Neck, Muscles, or Back
Whole body symptoms include fever, chills, exhaustion, sluggishness, appetite loss, malaise, or shaking.
digestive system: nausea or vomiting
Rashes on the skin that are red or blotchy
Additional symptoms include agitation, sensitivity to light, headaches, stiff necks, mental confusion, bulging fontanelles, rapid breathing, rapid heartbeat, fear of loud noises, headaches, lack of interest in feeding in infants, and drowsiness or stiffness in the back.
What is Meningitis of the Spine?
Meningitis, an inflammation of the meninges covering your brain and spinal cord, also goes by the name of spinal meningitis.
What is Aseptic Meningitis?
Any kind of meningitis known as aseptic meningitis occurs when the CSF, the fluid surrounding your brain and spine, tests negative for bacteria. This indicates that either the bacterium that causes meningitis is difficult to develop or that the cause of your episode of meningitis isn't bacterial. A viral infection is the most typical reason for aseptic meningitis.
What kinds of Meningitis are there?
Meningitis types are often called after the origin or duration of symptoms. They consist of:
Meningitis due to bacteria.
Meningitis due to fungi.
Meningitis due to parasites. Eosinophilic meningitis or eosinophilic Meningoencephalitis are terms used to describe meningitis brought on by specific parasites (EM).
Amebic meningitis primary (PAM). The Ameba Naegleria fowleri can cause meningitis.
The aseptic meningitis caused by drugs (DIAM). Drug-induced aseptic meningitis is a rare side effect of some drugs (DIAM). The most typical causes of DIAM are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDS) and antibiotics.
Persistent meningitis Meningitis that has persisted for a month or more is referred to as chronic meningitis. Meningitis acute. Acute meningitis caused by bacteria frequently has severe, rapid symptoms.
How can you perform a home test for Meningitis?
Meningitis cannot be tested for at home. Meningitis can only be identified through a medical professional's examination and testing.
Requires a Diagnosis from a Doctor
Headache, fever, and stiff neck are symptoms.
Meningitis can either be self-resolving or life-threatening, necessitating immediate antibiotic treatment, depending on the underlying cause.
Steroids, Penicillin, and Antibiotics
Treatment with oxygen and hospitalization
Meningitis is a rare infection that can fatally worsen very quickly. You have a great chance of making a full recovery if you receive treatment right away. You should consult a doctor right away if you get meningitis symptoms.