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Mastoiditis or bacterial meningiti, s which is more dangerous?

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Dr. Atif Haque answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery

One of the worst complications from mastoiditis is meningitis, which can be lethal.

Answered Oct 28, 2013

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Dr. William Culviner answered

Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

In general, meningitis is more dangerous because this is an infection of the covering of the brain and has the potential to cause more severe illness. Mastoiditis is usually a chronic condition but if it is acute, the concern is that it could develop into meningitis or a brain abscess.

Answered Nov 25, 2013

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