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So not all meningitis is caused by n. meningitis? and not all "meningococcal disease" is meningitis?

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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 51 years experience
No: There are a number of bacteria beside n. Meningitidis that can cause meningitis. The most common manifestation of Meningococcal infection is 'flu-like illness.' meningitis by n. Meningitidis is easily treatable and serious neurologic sequelae is uncommon.

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