Hydrocephalus is a condition that occurs when fluid builds up in the skull and causes the brain to swell. The name means "water on the brain."
Encephalitis is inflammation of the brain tissue. It's most often caused by viral infections. In some cases, bacterial infections can also cause encephalitis.
Meningitis occurs when the membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord become inflamed. This is normally caused by infection but can also have non-infectious causes…
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