MeningitisComplications

Most people make a full recovery from meningitis, but it can sometimes cause serious long-term problems and can be life threatening.

overview

Meningitis is inflammation of the lining around your brain and spinal cord. It can be very serious if not treated quickly.

symptoms

Symptoms of meningitis include being sick, a headache, a stiff neck and a dislike of bright lights. You may sometimes get a rash.

prevention

Vaccinations can protect you against some types of meningitis.

treatments_overview

Meningitis is usually treated with antibiotics in hospital. Treatment should start as soon as possible.

Page last reviewed: 08/03/2019
Next review due: 08/03/2022