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Causes of Viral meningitis

List of causes of Viral meningitis

Following is a list of causes or underlying conditions (see also Misdiagnosis of underlying causes of Viral meningitis) that could possibly cause Viral meningitis includes:

Primary Cause of Viral meningitis

The primary cause of Viral meningitis is the result:

  • of transmission of an infectious disease. Some subtypes of this disease are contagious - spread easily between people, while other subtypes are infectious - transmitted by a pathogenic organism.

Causes of Viral meningitis (Diseases Database):

The follow list shows some of the possible medical causes of Viral meningitis that are listed by the Diseases Database:

Source: Diseases Database

Viral meningitis: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Viral meningitis, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Viral meningitis:

Viral meningitis: Causes and Types

Causes of Types of Viral meningitis: Review the cause informationfor the various types of Viral meningitis:

  • Enterovirus-caused meningitis
  • Arbovirus-caused meningitis
  • Measles-caused meningitis
  • Mumps-caused meningitis
  • Chickenpox-caused meningitis
  • more types...»

Causes of Broader Categories of Viral meningitis: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

Viral meningitis as a complication of other conditions:

Other conditions that might have Viral meningitis as a complication may, potentially, be an underlying cause of Viral meningitis. Our database lists the following as having Viral meningitis as a complication of that condition:

Viral meningitis as a symptom:

Conditions listing Viral meningitis as a symptom may also be potential underlying causes of Viral meningitis. Our database lists the following as having Viral meningitis as a symptom of that condition:

What causes Viral meningitis?

Causes: Viral meningitis: Many different viruses can cause meningitis.  About 90% of cases of viral meningitis are caused by members of a group of viruses known as enteroviruses, such as coxsackieviruses and echoviruses.  Herpesviruses and the mumps virus can also cause viral meningitis. (Source: excerpt from Viral (Aseptic) Meningitis: DVRD)

Medical news summaries relating to Viral meningitis:

The following medical news items are relevant to causes of Viral meningitis:

Related information on causes of Viral meningitis:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Viral meningitis may be found in:


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