Medical communities believe that meningitis can be either bacterial or viral. The truth is that meningitis is always viral. The virus can be anywhere in the brain itself, or many times the virus is nowhere near the brain; it’s in the liver, another organ, or the bloodstream, causing high fevers and other symptoms. Meningitis can be the result of a chronic viral infection that’s been in the body for a long time (sometimes decades), yet for the most part, meningitis is the result of a brand-new onset of an acute viral infection such as EBV, shingles, herpes simplex 1 & 2, HHV-6, cytomegalovirus, & HHV-7. Meningitis is like an awakening reaction of the body to a new invader.
Someone experiencing meningitis could be diagnosed with meningitis, or they could be diagnosed with the flu or receive no diagnosis at all. Spinal taps are never fruitful in diagnosing it, because it’s extremely rare for a virus to be discovered with the test. Even if a pathogen such as a bacterium is discovered in the spinal fluid, that doesn’t mean it’s responsible for someone’s symptoms of what’s truly viral meningitis. Bacteria are common cofactors to viral infections. Bacteria are present in the body of someone reacting to a fresh, acute viral infection, so it makes sense when bacteria show up once in a blue moon in spinal taps. The bacteria can be mistakenly blamed for the illness. Bacteria cannot cause the brain inflammation that’s behind meningitis because bacteria lack neurotoxins.
A new viral infection behind meningitis is often in the liver or bloodstream, remotely causing symptoms of brain inflammation and high fever by releasing neurotoxins that saturate the brain and cause high fever and inflammation. New viral infections can induce an aggressive war between the immune system and the virus, producing large quantities of byproduct, which contributes to elevating the fever. Sometimes the virus is even in the spleen. Only in rare and extreme cases does the virus end up in the brain itself. In some cases, a virus can end up infecting liver, spleen, and brain all at the same time.
This item posted: 17-Mar-2023
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