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Aseptic meningitis

  • Alternative Names

    Sterile meningitis


    To reduce the risk of developing an infection that can become meningitis:

    • Get vaccinated (against mumps or chickenpox, for example)
    • Practice good hand washing
    • Practice other general good health measures


    Swartz MN. Meningitis: bacterial, viral, and other. In: Goldman L, Ausiello D, eds. Cecil Medicine. 23rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsever; 2007:chap 437.