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Types & Causes of meningitis

Many different viruses, bacteria and fungi can cause meningitis. In the UK, viruses and bacteria are the most common causes.

Other causes of meningitis include some medicines or brain tumours. Meningitis can also occur following a skull fracture or head and neck surgery.

George L viral meningitis case study

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