Were you looking for information about Meningitis? Meningites is a common misspelling of meningitis.
Meningitis, an inflammation of the fluid surrounding the spinal cord and brain, is primarily caused by bacterial or viral infections. It can harm or destroy nerve cells and cause bleeding in the brain. The condition often causes high fever, neck stiffness, and headaches, although these classic symptoms may be absent or difficult to detect in newborns and young infants. Bacterial meningitis can be treated with a number of antibiotics, but no specific treatment for viral meningitis exists at this time; most people completely recover on their own.
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