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Can meningococcal disease be cured?

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Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 10 years experience
Yes: Yes, with the right antibiotics, unsually ampicillin.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: Early diagnosis & treatment with antibiotics can cure Meningococcal disease within 5 days in some cases but often takes longer. Delay in diagnosis & treatment will increase risks of complications.In some patients the disease can move so rapidly that patients expire within hours in spite of all efforts.

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What is meningococcal disease?

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Dr. Sam Gandy
Neurology 39 years experience
Bacterial meningitis: The bacterium that causes the most severe and contagious form of meningtis is round, and the word "coccus" is used to describe round (or spherical) bacteria. The word"meningococcus" is a nickname for the bacterium, but the proper scientific name is neisseria meningitidis.

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