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A 9-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Some basics: Recommendations exist to maximize the effectiveness of a vaccine by using it on populations more likely to get the disease. It is less common in the a ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
33 years experience in Neurosurgery
An emergency: The most common form of meningitis is an infection (usually bacterial) that affects the surface of the brain and spinal cord (ie. The meninges). It is ... Read More
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Dr. William Goldie
47 years experience in Pediatric Neurology
Inflammed meninges: The brain is covered with support structures called meninges. These membranes are bathed in cerebral spinal fluid. When infection develops in the me ... Read More
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Dr. Marcus Degraw
21 years experience in Pediatrics
Many things: Meningitis is an infection of the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord (meninges). The infection can be viral, bacterial or even fungal.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Very: Depends upon the type of meningitis, in whom it occurs, how rapidly it is recognized and treated appropriately, etc. But in general it is highly leth ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Daus
36 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Close contact: Close contact.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
38 years experience in Neurosurgery
Meningitis: It is actually not easy to be infected with a meningitis organisms, one would need direct contact with an individual carrying a bacteria and even then ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Hard to say: When you ask a basic question with no supportive information, it is difficult to formulate an answer. If certain symptoms are present that worry you, ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
By LP: The only way to diagnose meningitis is by looking at cerebral spinal fluid collected by a lumbar puncture. Thanks for asking.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
19 years experience in Pediatric Neurology
Many things: Meningitis can be caused by multiple types of infections, such as viruses, bacteria, etc. if you think you have meningitis, you should get checked as ... Read More

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