Meningitis: Types, Symptoms and Treatment

We have 3 membranes that cover our brain and spinal cord, which are known as the meninges. When these membranes become inflamed, this is known as meningitis — a condition that affects as many as 1 million people worldwide each year. The most common form of meningitis is viral, though it can also commonly be bacterial in nature, and, rarely, parasitic or fungal. Below is a look at the how each of these forms of meningitis present themselves, the symptoms that you need to be aware of, precautions you should take, as well as information on how meningitis is treated.

Viral Meningitis

Bacterial Meningitis

Parasitic Meningitis

Fungal Meningitis

Symptoms of Meningitis

Diagnosing and Treating Meningitis

Originally published at on April 24, 2019.

Dr. Ali Ghahary is a Family Physician in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.