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Can you become dead from meningitis?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

One of the greatest malpractice pitfalls is missing bacterial meningitis.
You won't get a second chance; death or severe brain damage will result. Meningococcemia that may accompany meningitis can announce itself just as a flu-like illness with a few petechiae -- miss it, and a few hours later, gangrene and meningitis supervene, then death.

In brief: Yes

One of the greatest malpractice pitfalls is missing bacterial meningitis.
You won't get a second chance; death or severe brain damage will result. Meningococcemia that may accompany meningitis can announce itself just as a flu-like illness with a few petechiae -- miss it, and a few hours later, gangrene and meningitis supervene, then death.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Especially if not recognized in a timely fashion and treated appropriately.

In brief: Yes

Especially if not recognized in a timely fashion and treated appropriately.
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Dr. Carlo Hatem
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