Aseptic Meningitis occurs more frequently to children and adolescents than in adults.

There are many causes of aseptic meningitis:

  • Cancer (causes a syndrome similar to meningitis)
  • Infections near the brain or spinal cord, such as epidural abscesses
  • Fungi
  • Medications (cause a syndrome similar to meningitis)
  • Mycobacteria (nontuberculous)
  • Tick-borne diseases (lyme disease)
  • Infection of the spinal cord
  • Tuberculosis
  • Viruses
and here the symptoms that may be caused by other serious diseases:

     Fever and chills;
     A feeling of general malaise;
     Sore throat;
     Muscle pain or stomach;
     Sensitivity to light;
     Nausea and vomiting.

Treatments of aseptic meningitis

Treatment options include:

- Therapy Zamestitelynaya, your doctor may recommend rest and drinking plenty of fluids. Perhaps, gospitalizirovt patients should monitoring  to avoid dehydration;

- Medicine, if specific reasons meningitis is suspected, your doctor may recommend patients to take:

- Antibiotics

- antiviral medecine

*No specific treatment is available for enteroviral or most other viral forms of aseptic meningitis.

Prevention of aseptic meningitis

To reduce the risk of aseptic meningitis, you should take the following steps:

  • Get vaccinated ( for example against mumps or chickenpox)
  • Practice other general good health measures
  • Wash your hands frequently
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