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CNS infections, or central nervous system infections, refer to any infection that affects the brain or spinal cord. They are caused by a variety of infectious agents and can have serious consequences if left untreated. Meningitis, one of the CNS infections, is an inflammation of the protective membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord, known as the meninges. It is typically caused by bacterial, viral, fungal or parasitic agents.
Preetham Neuro Centre excel in handling meningitis by providing a prompt and accurate diagnosis, followed by a tailored treatment plan using the latest evidence-based practices and technologies. Our centre’s state-of-the-art facilities and advanced imaging and diagnostic tools enable their team to quickly identify the cause and severity of the infection, allowing for timely and effective treatment.

Treatment options for meningitis

The treatment for meningitis typically involves hospitalisation and the following interventions

Antibiotics or antiviral medications

To treat the underlying infection causing meningitis.


To reduce inflammation and swelling in the brain and spinal cord.

Pain relievers

To manage fever and headache.

Oxygen therapy

To ensure proper oxygenation of the brain and body.

Intravenous fluids

To prevent dehydration and maintain proper hydration levels.

Close monitoring

To watch for any complications or changes in condition.

Supportive care

To address other symptoms or needs, such as breathing support or seizure management.

Symptoms of meningitis

The symptoms of meningitis can vary depending on the cause of the infection, but some common signs and symptoms include: