Prevedi meningitis na: francuski · nemački
Zapaljenje (ili upala) moždane opne, prouzrokovano najčešće bacilom tuberkuloze. (grč.)
/ menəndʒaɪtəs /
ETYM New Lat. Related to Meninges, and -itis.
Inflammation of the meninges (the tissues that surround the brain or spinal cord) caused by a bacterial infection; symptoms include headache and stiff neck and fever and nausea.
Inflammation of the meninges (membranes) surrounding the brain, caused by bacterial or viral infection. Bacterial meningitis, though treatable by antibiotics, is the more serious threat.
Diagnosis is by lumbar puncture.
The severity of the disease varies from mild to rapidly lethal, and symptoms include fever, headache, nausea, neck stiffness, delirium, and (rarely) convulsions. Many common viruses can cause the occasional case of meningitis, although not usually in its more severe form. The treatment for viral meningitis is rest.