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Will strep throat lead to meningitis?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
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 cause meningitis in newborns, but not strep throat.
Dr. William Singer
Pediatric Neurology 51 years experience
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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Last updated Aug 1, 2013

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