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Help please? what is the duration of illness for meningococcal meningitis?

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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Less than a week: Once diagnosis of Meningococcal meningitis is established and proper treatment is rendered, recovery is pretty fast.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Varies: I have seen it go from first known symptom to death within 24 hours. I've also seen it be diagnosed from the rash in the first 8 hours, get treated and cured within a week. A lot depends on the quality of the immune system response of the infected person and their access to medical care.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

I need advice on what's the duration of illness for meningococcal meningitis?

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5-7 days: Meningococcal meningitis without meningococcemia generally requires 5-7 days of antibiotics treatment.

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