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Bacterial Meningitis

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Meningitis is an infection and inflammation of the meninges that affects the pia, the arachnoid and the subarachnoid space. It can be caused by growth of bacteria, virus, fungi, or parasites within the subarachnoid space or by the growth of bacteria or viruses within the meningeal or ependymal cells. Bacterial meningitis affects fewer people than the viral form, but it often results in more serious health consequences. Most cases of meningitis occur when bacteria from an infection in another part of the body travel through the bloodstream to the brain and spinal cord. But bacteria can also spread directly to the brain or spine from a severe head injury or from an infection in the ear, nose or teeth (Ref.1). [...]

References:

1.Microscopic morphology and histology of the human meninges.
Weller RO.
Morphologie. 2005 Mar;89(284):22-34.
2.[Meningitis and brain abscess caused by Streptococcus intermedius in a patient infected with HIV-1]
Vallalta Morales M, Solaz Moreno E, Lacruz Rodrigo J, Salavert Lleti M, Silla Burdalo G, Perez-Belles C.
An Med Interna. 2005 Jun;22(6):279-82.
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