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Bacterial Meningitis


Bacterial meningitis (say “meh-nun-JY-tus”) is a serious infection of the tissues that surround the brain and spinal cord. Symptoms usually develop all of a sudden.

When you have this infection, it can injure your brain and can cause death. You may need special care, such as being in the intensive care unit (ICU). Your care team will watch you closely and make any needed changes in treatment right away.