What is meningitis?

Updated: Jul 16, 2019
  • Author: Rodrigo Hasbun, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Meningitis is a clinical syndrome characterized by inflammation of the meninges. The image below depicts acute bacterial meningitis.

Acute bacterial meningitis. This axial nonenhanced Acute bacterial meningitis. This axial nonenhanced computed tomography scan shows mild ventriculomegaly and sulcal effacement.

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