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A 43-year-old female asked:

Had bacteremia/meningitis, from sinuses. did my bad sinuses eat away and cause a csf leak that let infection in? can they heal? cured now no drainage

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Unlikely: Meningitis not triggered after a trauma (head injury) will usually be from a germ that enters through the nose/respiratory tract.It crosses through some shared blood vessels, enters the blood and seeds the coverings of the brain.It doesn't have to "eat through "anything. In head injury cases a CSF leak is a first sign of an open portal for infection, but the mechanism differs.

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Last updated Jul 8, 2016

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