What Is Meningitis?

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2. Bacterial Meningitis

Meningitis is also sometimes caused by a bacterial infection, and there are various types of bacteria that can result in bacterial meningitis. It tends to occur as a secondary infection from other diseases where the bacteria are able to spread to the meninges. It can also be caused by infections from accidents, and even through surgery.

Streptococcus pneumonia is a common cause of meningitis, particularly in children. Other culprits include Neisseria meningitides, listeria monocytogenes, and haemophilus influenza. Cases of bacterial meningitis are more likely to be severe and the condition will often pose a very real threat to the patient’s life.


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