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Bacterial meningitis

Date: May 2011


A definite diagnosis of bacterial meningitis by a Consultant Neurologist resulting in permanent neurological deficit with persisting clinical symptoms.

For the above definition, the following are not covered:

  • all other forms of meningitis other than those caused by bacterial infection.

No change since April 2007


What does this mean?

Bacterial meningitis is a condition resulting from bacterial infection. This causes inflammation to the meninges, which is the protective layer around the brain. There are many forms of meningitis. It is only bacterial meningitis that is covered; all other forms, including viral meningitis, are excluded.

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