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Spinal Meningitus

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Stephen S, Jul 16, 2004.

  1. Stephen S

    Stephen S Member

    Apr 10, 2002
    San Bernardino, CA
    What is it, my dad is currently in the hospital possibly with this, they don't know exactly.
  2. Against Will

    Against Will Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2003
    Big Sound Central
  3. JimS

    JimS Supporting Member

    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.
  4. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    wow, man, i hope your dad gets better soon :( :hyper:
  5. narud

    narud Supporting Member

    Mar 15, 2001
    santa maria,california
    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.
  6. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile

    +1 !!!

    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.