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What structures and functions of the nervous system are affected by meningitis?
Meningitis means swelling of three layers of membranes that protect the brain and nerves were the Cerebral fluid is located, collectively they are called the Meninges. [ the exact layers of are know as the Pia mater, Arachnoid and the Dura mater these are directly under where the bone is in the skull.This means that it can effect brain functions as well as nerves in the spinal cord depending
what is causing the meningitis and how long the infection is allowed to persist various functions of the nervous system can be comprimised deafness, epilepsy, there can also be effects on ones ability to think. it can cause hydrocephalus which is an accumulation of water in the creases of the brain which could cause tunnel vision and convulsions. Its a condition that shouldnt be taken lightly but can be treated the treatment depends on whats causing the swelling. ]
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