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Inflammation of the meninges of the brain and the spinal cord, most often caused by a bacterial or viral infection and characterized by fever, vomiting, intense headache, and stiff neck.

men′in·git′ic (-jĭt′ĭk) adj.


a. meningítico-a, rel. a las meninges.
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Studies have shown a triphasic progression to bacterial meningitis: from a nonspecific illness phase to a bacteremic phase to finally bacteremic seeding of the CNS and the meningitic phase (3).
The common causes are: post meningitic vestibular damage, idiopathic vestibular failure, and gentamicin ototoxicity.
Empirical intravenous ampicillin and cefotaxime at meningitic dose was started.