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Central nervous system and BrainMeningitis

Meningitis is the inflammation of the meninges, the protective membrane covering the brain and the spinal cord. Meningitis is a medical emergency and can be life threatening.

The following indications can be observed in a person suffering from meningitis:

• Fever as high as 103°F

• Extremely painful, severe headache

• Persistent vomiting

• Severe pain at the back of the neck and stiffness

• Photophobia

• In severe cases, a purplish skin rash appears, which means the person need to be treated as soon as possible.

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