Meningitis may be serious affections. That is the reason why they had to be treated quickly and properly.
The disease may affect any group of the population, whatever its age, but more specifically young children and teenagers.
Meninges are made of layers which envelop brain and spinal cord. They contain a liquid called “cephalo-rachidian liquid” (CRL) which is normally sterile. But when a germ appears in this liquid and develops itself, this generates an inflammation of meninges called “meningitis”.
Picture of the bacteria
Even if the symptoms are similar, different types of meningitis exist depending on the germ which appears. Thus there are two types of meningitis:
- Viral meningitis
- Bacterial meningitis