Meningitis in Children
Meningitis is the inflammation of the meninges and is caused by viral or bacterial infections. The terminology pyogenic meningitis describes bacterial meningitis, while viral infections usually presents as meningoencephalitis. However, clinically
Viral - Enterovirus (Coxsackie, echovirus), mumps virus and Herpes Simplex virus.
2 months to 2 years - Hemophilus Influenza, Streptococcus Pneumonia, Staphylococcus
2 years: Streptococcus Pneumonia, Neisseria Meningitis and Salmonella
Immunocompromised individuals at all ages: Staphylococcus, Pseudomonas, and Listeria monocytogenes along with the regular group of organisms causing meningitis in the immunocompetent group.