Fast Five Quiz: What Do You Know About Meningitis?

Michael Stuart Bronze, MD


May 06, 2021

Meningitis is a clinical syndrome characterized by inflammation of the meninges, the three layers of membranes that enclose the brain and spinal cord. Bacterial meningitis is a true emergency and requires early recognition and treatment to reduce morbidity and mortality. Patients with meningitis who present with an impaired level of consciousness are at increased risk for neurologic sequelae or death. A seizure during an episode of meningitis is also a risk factor for mortality or neurologic sequelae, particularly if the seizure is prolonged or difficult to control.

How much do you know about this potentially serious condition? Test your knowledge with this quick quiz.


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