Causes of Meningitis


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Cause of Meningitis: Meningitis may be caused by many different viruses and bacteria. 1

Streptococcus pneumoniae causes thousands of cases of meningitis and pneumonia, and 7 million cases of ear infection in the United States each year.2

Underlying condition causes of Meningitis: The list of possible underlying conditions (see also Misdiagnosis of underlying causes of Meningitis) mentioned in various sources as possible causes of Meningitis includes:

Meningitis as a complication: Other conditions that might have Meningitis as a complication might be potential underlying causes of Meningitis. The list of conditions listing Meningitis as a complication in our database includes:

Meningitis as a symptom: Conditions listing Meningitis as a symptom may also be potential underlying causes of Meningitis. The list of conditions listing Meningitis as a symptom in our database includes:

Causes of Meningitis: medical news summaries: The following medical news items are relevant to causes of Meningitis:

Related information for causes of Meningitis: Further relevant information on causes of Meningitis may be found in the risk factors for Meningitis and underlying causes of Meningitis.

Footnotes:
1. excerpt from NINDS Encephalitis and Meningitis Information Page: NINDS
2. excerpt from Antimicrobial Resistance, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID

Last revision: June 2, 2003

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