An inflammation of the membranes (meninges) surrounding your brain and spinal cord caused by viral, bacterial, fungal or chemical infections.  Viral, bacterial and fungal infections can come from many sources; however, chemical meningitis most commonly occurs after exposure when the dura is opened/exposed.  Meningitis can be life threatening due to the close proximity to the brain and spinal cord.

Common Symptoms: headache, fever, stiff neck, confusion/ difficulty concentrating, fatigue, sensitivity to light, lack of appetite or thirst and in some cases skin rash and/ or seizures.