Aseptic meningitis

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Meningitis happens when the brain's lining becomes inflamed. This lining is called the meninges. Aseptic meningitis occurs when there are signs of meningitis. However, when a sample of brain fluid is taken, bacteria do not grow. This condition is often treatable. In many cases, recovery takes 7-10 days.

These factors increase the chance of developing aseptic meningitis:

  • Being exposed to someone with a viral illness
  • Working in a daycare or healthcare setting
  • Having a compromised immune system
  • Taking certain drugs (eg, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs)
  • Being a child or teenager (affects children and teens more often than adults)