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Meningitis

Medline NLM definition: Meningitis, aseptic - Medline NLM definition: a meningeal reaction in the cerebrospinal fluid sometimes occurring in the absence of an infecting organism. It can be due to a virus, foreign substance, diagnostic or therapeutic procedure, or to a tumor or a septic focus within the skull or spinal canal.

Medline NLM definition for meningitis, bacterial: Meningitis caused by species of bacteria.

Medline NLM definition for meningitis, fungal: Meningitis caused by species of fungi.

Meningitis: information from the NHS website

Meningitis: information from Patient UK website

Meningitis: information from NORD, the National Organization for Rare Disorders (US site)

Meningitis, Bacterial: information from NORD, the National Organization for Rare Disorders (US site)

Meningitis, Tuberculous: information from NORD, the National Organization for Rare Disorders (US site)

Meningococcal meningitis: information from NORD, the National Organization for Rare Disorders (US site)

Encephalitis and Meningoencephalitis: information from Patient UK website

Encephalitis/Meningitis: factsheet from NINDS, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (US site)

PubMed Medline search on Meningitis

Support Groups

The Meningitis Trust
Supports everyone whose life has been changed by meningitis and associated septicaemia.

Meningitis Research Foundation
Funds research to prevent meningitis and septicaemia, and to improve survival rates and outcomes.

Meningitis Foundation of America (US site)
The objectives of this foundation are: "To help support sufferers of spinal meningitis and their families. To provide information to educate the public and medical professionals about Meningitis so that its early diagnosis and treatment will save lives. To help support the development of vaccines and other means of treating and/or preventing meningitis." Offers a comprehensive website giving information on symptoms, treatment and prevention as well as news and a chat forum.

Brain and Spine Foundation
Information on living with a neurological condition and on diagnosis. There are publications and resources. The useful glossary of neurological conditions (under 'Information and support') includes links to some other organisations as well as to Brain and Spine Foundation information.

Healthtalk: nerves and brain
Personal experiences of people living with various neurological conditions.

Neurological Alliance
Collective voice for 80 organisations, including stroke and brain injury. Organisations are listed at https://www.neural.org.uk/our-members/, a good place to start if looking for information on those conditions. Site also includes information about living with a neurological condition, a glossary, and information about onset and diagnosis as well as a small set of real life stories.

NHS Inform: brain, nerves and spinal cord 
NHS inform is Scotland's national health information service, with the aim of providing the people in Scotland with accurate and relevant information to help them make informed decisions about their own health and the health of the people they care for.

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