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Why are teenagers more susceptible to pneumococcal meningitis?
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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics
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In brief: No, they are not.
Individuals with certain underlying medical conditions are at higher risk to develop an invasive pneumococcal infection including meningitis.
The conditions are: asplenia (either absent or nonfunctioning); complement deficiency; nephrotic syndrome. Anyone undergoing cochlear implantation is also at higher risk.

In brief: No, they are not.
Individuals with certain underlying medical conditions are at higher risk to develop an invasive pneumococcal infection including meningitis.
The conditions are: asplenia (either absent or nonfunctioning); complement deficiency; nephrotic syndrome. Anyone undergoing cochlear implantation is also at higher risk.
Dr. Jay Park
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Dr. William Betts
Neurosurgery
In brief: Meningitis
Teenagers are not more susceptible to pneumococcal meningitis.
Children under age 6 are at the greatest risk.

In brief: Meningitis
Teenagers are not more susceptible to pneumococcal meningitis.
Children under age 6 are at the greatest risk.
Dr. William Betts
Dr. William Betts
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