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Were you looking for information about Meningitis? Menengitus is a common misspelling of meningitis.
 
Meningitis is a disease that is most often caused by a bacterial or viral infection. When the infection passes into the bloodstream and into the fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord, inflammation occurs. This swelling can cause bleeding in the brain and harm or destroy nerve cells. Early diagnosis and treatment of meningitis are very important, as bacterial meningitis has a high death rate if left untreated. Most people with viral meningitis completely recover on their own.
 
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