Meningitis and Encephalitis

Symptoms: fever, neck rigidity, pain, painful paraspinal muscle spasms, seizures, dementia, agitation, ataxia

Cause: inflammation of the meanings (Meningitis) or inflammation of the brain tissue (Encephalitis), or simultaneously (Meningoencephalitis) caused by bacteria, fungi, viruses, protozoa, parasites or chemical agents.

Duration: few days

First aid: resting, pain relief’s

Urgency: immediately

Prevention: infections avoiding

 Treatment: according the underlying cause, infusions, resting, glucocorticoids, soft palatable diet

Therapy success: 70 to 100%

Convalescence: slow (weeks to months)