Meninges

Los órganos del sistema nervioso central (cerebro y médula espinal ) están cubiertos por tres capas de tejido conectivo llamadas meninges. Conformadas por la pia madre (la más cercana a las estructuras del SNC), la duramadre y la aracnoides (las más alejadas del SNC), las meninges protegen los vasos sanguíneos y contienen líquido cefalorraquídeo. éstas son las estructuras involucradas en la meningitis, la inflamación de las meninges que de tornarse severa puede convertirse en encefalitis, la cual es una inflamación del cerebro.Meninges

Revision

Last reviewed 10/6/2012 by David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Jatin M. Vyas, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Assistant in Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.

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