Chronic and Recurrent Meningitis

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Chronic inflammation of the meninges (pia, arachnoid, and dura) can produce profound neurologic disability and may be fatal if not successfully treated. The causes are varied. Five categories of disease account for most cases of chronic meningitis:

  • Meningeal infections
  • Malignancy
  • Noninfectious inflammatory disorders
  • Chemical meningitis
  • Parameningeal infections

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