Viral Vs Bacterial Meningitis. However, anyone with symptoms of meningitis should see a doctor right away because any type of meningitis can be serious. Authors k white 1 , d hoch affiliation 1 pathology laboratories, p.c., des moines, ia, usa.
However, injuries, cancer, certain drugs, and other types of infections also can cause meningitis. To find out if your teenager has. Viral meningitis (when meningitis is caused by a virus) is the most common type of meningitis.