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By Tamer M. Fouad, M.D. - April 03, 2010
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Topic: Meningitis - by Tamer M. Fouad, M.D.
Meningitis is inflammation of the sheaths and membranes (meninges) covering the brain and the spinal cord. Although the most common causes are infection (either bacterial or viral), chemical agents and even tumor cells may cause meningitis. Encephalitis and brain abscess can complicate infective meningitis.
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