Meningitis: Fast Diagnostics for a Deadly Disease

Meningitis is a deadly disease that can kill in hours. This is a serious condition that can lead to inflammation (swelling) of the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord. However, injuries, cancer, certain drugs, and other types of infections can also cause meningitis. It is important to know the specific cause of meningitis because the treatment differs depending on the cause.1