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Why is bacterial meningitis worse than viral meningitis?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Bacteria more
Destructive. This is a difference in the biology of the pathogenicity of bacteria vs.
Viruses. Bacteria induce stronger inflammatory response, release more toxins, enzymes etc.

In brief: Bacteria more
Destructive. This is a difference in the biology of the pathogenicity of bacteria vs.
Viruses. Bacteria induce stronger inflammatory response, release more toxins, enzymes etc.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
2 doctors agree
In brief: Nature
Viral meningitis is usually relatively mild and self-limiting.
Bacterial meningitis is quite severe, damaging to tissues and progressive unless treated effectively with antibiotics.

In brief: Nature
Viral meningitis is usually relatively mild and self-limiting.
Bacterial meningitis is quite severe, damaging to tissues and progressive unless treated effectively with antibiotics.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff
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