A life-threatening infection that requires quick medical treatment. Pneumococcal meningitis is an inflammation or infection of the meninges caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae.

This presentation describes the structure and function of meninges, the inflammatory disease meningitis, its causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.

Robert C. Read, MBChB, BMedSci, MRCP, MD, FRCP, is a Professor of Infectious Diseases, University of Sheffield Medical School, UK, and the Honorary Consultant Physician for Sheffield University Hospitals

              

Pneumococcal meningitis


Tags: Neurology