Whether Sinusitis Can Cause Meningitis?

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I just came home from the hospital. 2 weeks earlier I was also hospitalized because the results of the ct scan of the head had a mild infection in the brain and it was written that I was suspected of meningitis. After 2 weeks from the hospital, I had a severe headache again and the doctor recommended an MRI. According to the doctor, my nerves have been hit by a cynic. Can synergy cause meningitis? And can the infection in my brain recur at any time?

1 Answer:

Hello Nina,

Meningitis is inflammation that attacks the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord, these membranes called the meninges. Meningitis can be caused by infection or non-infection.

Meningitis due to infection can be caused by bacteria, fungi, viruses or parasites. In adults, the most common infection is the bacterium Neisseria meningitidis. Under normal circumstances, these bacteria live in the nasal cavity and throat without causing abnormalities, but when the body's immunity is weakened, these bacteria can potentially cause meningitis. non-infectious meningits, which can be caused by cancer, drug use, head injury, lupus and brain surgery. A person who has been infected with meningitis can experience the infection again. Here are some risk factors for meningitis:

did not do basic vaccines as a child and at school age suffered from immune disorders pregnant lived in a dormitory or camp that required people to travel or live in areas prone to meingitis while the sinuses were spaces or cavities found in the skull when experiencing inflammation is called sinusitis. Sinusitis can be caused by allergies or infections, both bacteria, viruses and fungi. Some sinus walls are directly adjacent to the base of the cranii, which is the base of the skull which supports the brain in direct contact with the meninges. So that sinusitis can cause complications of menigitis,

may be useful,

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