Meningitis is an inflammation of the membranes that surround the brain and the spinal cord.
Meningitis usually is caused by a bacterial or viral infection that invades the cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) and inflames the meninges. 

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Pediatric Infectious Disease

If your child experiences recurring or lingering, unexplained illnesses, their primary care provider may refer them to a pediatric infectious disease specialist. Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital provides inpatient and outpatient care for even the most complex infections in children.