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Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Stephen S, Jul 16, 2004.
What is it, my dad is currently in the hospital possibly with this, they don't know exactly.
An infection of the tissue surrounding the brain and spinal cord. As it swells it cuts off flow of blood to the brain, and thus the flow of oxygen to brain cells.
It is an imflammation of the membranous coverings of the brain and spinal cord: the pia, arachnoid, and dura. There are several different types of meningitis. It usually from an infection: viral, bacterial, and rarely parasitic.
The most common is viral. It is usually self-limited and easily treated.
Bacterial meningitis is less common but more serious. There are other less common types of inflammation of the meninges.
It would be best to ask your Dad's doctors what type he has and go from there. I hope he recovers swiftly.
wow, man, i hope your dad gets better soon
i had viral and while not as serious, i was in so much pain i thought i was going to die. i couldnt see, could barely walk and felt like my head was going to pop. i ended up doing a four day stint in the emergency room hopped up on morphine.
My buddy in HS got it and lost his fingers and toes.... he was a pretty ok guitarist at the time, he ended up switching to drums and plays them well.