Symptoms, causes and possible consequences of serous meningitis
Inflammatory process in the soft membranes of the brain inmedicine is called serous meningitis. The disease has a viral nature. The consequences of serous meningitis largely depend on the type of causative agent that caused the disease, as well as on the timely measures taken.
The causative agents of the disease are virusespoliomyelitis, Coxsackie, ECHO and mumps. They, getting into the human body, easily penetrate the protective barriers of the brain. Transmission ways are very diverse: through dirty hands, airborne, sexual, when using general hygiene items, during childbirth from mother to child. Reduced immunity or insufficient blood supply in the brain increases the likelihood of bacteria entering the meninges. It should be noted that the effects of serous meningitis are characterized by a rare occurrence of severe complications. There is a high probability of the disease in people with reduced immunity, HIV-infected, with the presence of atherosclerosis of cerebral vessels and other pathologies of the circulatory system.
To minimize the negative consequencesafter meningitis, it is necessary to recognize the signs of the disease in a timely manner. Typically, the incubation period lasts from a week to 13 days. At this time, a person feels weak, lethargic. In some cases, inflammation of the respiratory tract is possible. This high enough temperature (up to 40 degrees), suddenly, regardless of food intake, vomiting begins. Maybe even some confusion of consciousness. Gradually the patient becomes irritable, he develops photophobia, and the usual touch causes quite unpleasant sensations. With the passage of time, convulsions appear. To the consequences of serous meningitis did not cause serious complications, it is necessary to seek medical help as soon as possible. Another important symptom is a strong, bursting headache. After taking anesthetic drugs, it can disappear for a short time. As a rule, the pain is localized in the forehead, temples. When meningitis caused by meningococci, usually there is a rash in the form of red spots of different sizes. Quite often, people suffering from this disease become inadequate. They cease to orientate, do not recognize relatives, begin to see hallucinations, show aggression.
Meningitis of the brain. Effects
Most often the disease passes without causingcomplications. However, it is not uncommon for people after a person's recovery to constantly worry about headaches (related to weather changes or overwork). He becomes forgetful and inattentive. In some cases, after the transferred disease, deafness, strabismus, stuttering and mental decline remain. In general, the effects of serous meningitis are distinguished by the good quality of the recovery process. As complications, neuralgia and meningoencephalitis can be noted.