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Infectious Diseases

Spinal meningitis

10/01/2004

Question:

was trying to find out exactley what spinal meningits was! and also if you can get seizures from it. Could you years later end up with seizures from spinal menigitis.

Answer:

Meningitis is a serious infection of the lining of the brain and the spinal cord. It can be caused by various bacteria or viruses. It can manifest as fever ,headache, nausea, vomiting, photophobia altered mental status or seizures. Some meningitis can be treated with antibiotics.

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Response by:

Pamposh   Kaul, MD Pamposh Kaul, MD
Assistant Professor
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati