What body systems does meningitis affect?

1 Answer
Jul 11, 2017

Nervous system
(lat.: Systema nervosum)


There are three meninges surrounding brain and spinal cord:
from top to bottom:
1. dura mater
2. arachnoidal mater
3. arachnoidal space (not the actual meninge, rather space filled with CSF)
4. pia mater

Arachnoidal space is just a space between two meninges (dura and pia mater) filled with cerebrospinal fluid (CSF).

Arachnoidal space and pia mater are usually referred as leptomeninges.