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Meningitis due to Bacteria Overview

Another name for Meningitis due to Bacteria is Bacterial Meningitis.

What is bacterial meningitis?
A person with bacterial meningitis has inflammation of the dura, a protective lining that envelope the brain and spinal cord. Bacterial meningitis is a life-threatening infection without prompt treatment.

What are the symptoms of bacterial meningitis?
Common symptoms of bacterial meningitis include a headache, neck pain, neck stiffness, and a high fever.

How does the doctor treat bacterial meningitis?
Bacterial meningitis is a life threatening infection that requires treatment with antibiotics in the hospital. With prompt treatment, most people will recover.

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Last Updated: Nov 16, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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