Meningitis — is inflammationmembranes of the brain or spinal cord with a consequent change of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). Depending on the pathogen isolated meningitis:

serous (CSF transparent, with a large number of lymphocytes); purulent (CSF is cloudy, with a large number of white blood cells).

The causes of serous meningitis most often the arenaviruses (cause of so-called lymphocytic choriomeningitis Armstrong), enteroviruses Coxsackie and ECHO, as well as agents of tuberculosis, brucellosis, syphilis, mumps (mumps) and influenza.

Purulent meningitis often becomes the result of meningococcal infection, as it may cause a negative staphylococci, streptococci, pneumococci, E. coli, Salmonella, Shigella, Proteus,

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