What are the common noninfectious causes of meningitis?

Updated: Jul 16, 2019
  • Author: Rodrigo Hasbun, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Meningitis can also be also classified more specifically according to its etiology. Numerous infectious and noninfectious causes of meningitis have been identified. Examples of common noninfectious causes include medications (eg, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs [NSAIDs] and antibiotics) and carcinomatosis. (See Etiology.)


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