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Inflammation characterizes by of meninges, which they are the membranes that surround and protect to the brain and the spinal marrow and although it affects any age, is more frequent in greater children and people.

The type of meningitis has a direct relation with the age and are caused by diverse microorganisms that can be bacteria, virus or fungi, being bacterial the most frequent ones.

The viral meningitis is a benign disease, in contrast to the bacterial one that requires urgent and immediate treatment, since he is generally mortal.

In the children between the 2 months and the 5 years, B type predominates the acute meningitis caused by meningococo Haemophilus influenza (HIB) in the young people meningococo and the adults neumococo.

When the meningitis is not bacterial, it is denominated to him aseptic and the most frequent causes are caused by fungi like the Criptococo neoformans and when they are of viral origin, they are caused by enterovirus Coxsackie, echovirus and herpes. These meningitis most frequently appear by the end of summer and principles of autumn.

Very frequently the infection begins in other parts of the body, as in the lungs and the microorganism cause is taken by the sanguineous torrent towards meninges, reason why the meningitis appears after to have suffered other diseases like average otitis, that is the inflammation of the average ear, tuberculosis, disease of Lyme, sífilis, leukemia, linfoma, AIDS, cerebral cancer or saturnismo, is to say poisoning by lead.

The meningitis produced by the Haemophilus bacterium influenzae B type, can be come up by means of the vaccine HIB, that is recommended to apply to the children and children both from months of age and in places in where there is epidemic or suspicion of dissemination of the disease.

All the forms of meningitis present / display symptoms and similar singos among them, the main ones are:

greater high Fever to 39°C.

intense Headache.


Dolores muscular.

Rigidity of nape of the neck, that rare time appears in children.

Diminution of the conscience state.

Episodes of intense excitation.

intense Nauseas.

spontaneous Vomit and very hard in spurt form.

The beginning of the disease usually is sudden and to quickly cause alterations of the conscience state that go from the somnolencia, confusion, stupor and comma.

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