DISEASES

Disease-gene associations mined from literature

Human genes for meningitis

Meningitis [DOID:9471]

Meningitis is a nervous system infectious disease characterized as an inflammation of the pia-arachnoid meninges. It can be caused by growth of bacteria, fungi, or parasites within the subarachnoid space or by the growth of bacteria or viruses within the meningeal or ependymal cells. Meningitis is a diffuse infection caused by a variety of different agents.

Synonyms:  meningitis,  DOID:9471