Bacterial Meningitis - Glossary

Dr. Lakshmi Venkataraman
Medically Reviewed by Dr. Lakshmi Venkataraman, MD
Last Updated on Mar 15, 2019
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Glossary

Sinusitis: Swollen or inflamed sinuses

Otitis: Infection or inflammation of the inner or outer ear

Thrombocytopenia: Low blood count of platelets

Tachycardia: The heart beats faster when there is an abnormal electrical impulse that originates in either the lower or upper chambers of the heart

Meningismus: Neck stiffness

Photophobia: Eye discomfort due to bright light

Phonophobia: An irrational fear towards sound

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