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What is the mortality rate if I don't get treated for meningitis?
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Dr. Theodore Spinks
Neurosurgery
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In brief: High
If you truly have meningitis and do not receive the proper antibiotics, the mortality is very high.
Refusing treatment is not really a viable option.

In brief: High
If you truly have meningitis and do not receive the proper antibiotics, the mortality is very high.
Refusing treatment is not really a viable option.
Dr. Theodore Spinks
Dr. Theodore Spinks
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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
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In brief: Depends
There are different types of meningitis such as viral and bacterial.
Most bacterial meningitides carry a very high mortality rate (cannot quote a number due to different bacteria causing different rate) but very high if you get treated even, but if you are untreated it will definitely be 100%. Viral meningites, on the other hand, carry a better prognosis, but again depending on the virus type.

In brief: Depends
There are different types of meningitis such as viral and bacterial.
Most bacterial meningitides carry a very high mortality rate (cannot quote a number due to different bacteria causing different rate) but very high if you get treated even, but if you are untreated it will definitely be 100%. Viral meningites, on the other hand, carry a better prognosis, but again depending on the virus type.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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