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meningitis and strep throat

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
No.: Group a strep hardly ever causes meningitis; it is better known as the cause of strep throat, pneumonia, and "flesh-eating disease." group b strep can ... Read More
Dr. William Singer
50 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Not usually: The type of stret that causes throat infections rarely goes on to cause meningitis except in people who are immunocompromised.

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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Partially treated or: Untreated strep throat can rarely cause meningitis.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
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Dr. Yun Tran answered
15 years experience Family Medicine
Not likely: though it is not likely, if you present to the ER, you might get a lumbar puncture to find out if you have meningitis. Since you have had this stiffne ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Not meningitis: Strep rarely leads to meningitis, and if you're well enough to be online asking this question, for sure you do not have it. You can also be sure ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terry Edwards
25 years experience Family Medicine
Not a good symptom: in general you need to be evaluated for a retropharygeal abscess and meningitis. rarely does group A strep cause meningitis but these symptoms warrent ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Klein
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Various: There are various signs of meningitis. Pain when moving the neck, lisltlessness, decreased appetite, nausea, vomiting, light sensitivity and headache ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: However, if you are overly ill - would get checked out.
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Fungal meningitis: There are several fungi that not infrequently cause meningitis. Among these are cryptococcus, coccidiodes, and rarely histoplasma and blastomyces. Wit ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Cold: How about a simple cold, which is much more common than meningitis, besides if you had it, i don' t think you will be typing questions on this forum. ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rita Agarwal
34 years experience Anesthesiology
Possibly: But i would get a full immunologic work up to make sure your immune system is ok. A good internist can help sort this out for you.
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