Encephalitis is an inflammation of the brain. Meningitis is an inflammation of the membranes (called meninges) that surround the brain and spinal cord.
Both infections can be caused by bacteria or viruses and rarely a fungus.
Headache and fever are the most common symptoms of encephalitis and meningitis. Stiff neck, confusion, or lethargy can also be present.
The diagnosis is usually made by performing a lumb Read More
Early meningitis symptoms may mimic the flu (influenza). Symptoms may develop over several hours or over a few days.
Possible signs and symptoms in anyone older than the age of 2 include:
Sudden high fever
Severe headache that seems different than normal
Headache with nausea or vomiting
Confusion or difficulty concentrating
Sleepiness or diff Read More