The school nurse recognizes that meningitis can be caused by which of the following?

Select all that apply.
  • fungal infections
  • noninfectious causes
  • parasites
  • bacterial infections
  • viral infections
Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 are correct.
Meningitis is an illness that causes inflammation of the meninges. It can be caused by a bacterial, viral, or fungal infection; certain parasites; or a noninfectious origin such as cancer, certain drugs, or connective tissue disorders.