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Does meningitis effect children or elderly worse than adults?

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Dr. Ray Holt
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Due to an immature or suppressed immune system these age ranges are more at risk.
This is yet another reason to make sure we are all fully immunized, becasue a lot of shots target pathogens that cause meningitis.

In brief: Yes

Due to an immature or suppressed immune system these age ranges are more at risk.
This is yet another reason to make sure we are all fully immunized, becasue a lot of shots target pathogens that cause meningitis.
Dr. Ray Holt
Dr. Ray Holt
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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: The stress of age

Yes, especially young children under2-3.
This because their nervous system is undergoing maturation. Too, they have not yet reached adult levels of immunity. Fortunately we now have vaccines to protect children from the most serious forms of meningitis..Elderly too, are at risk because of their waning levels of immunity and they usually have other ailments taxing their immune systems.

In brief: The stress of age

Yes, especially young children under2-3.
This because their nervous system is undergoing maturation. Too, they have not yet reached adult levels of immunity. Fortunately we now have vaccines to protect children from the most serious forms of meningitis..Elderly too, are at risk because of their waning levels of immunity and they usually have other ailments taxing their immune systems.
Dr. Oscar Novick
Dr. Oscar Novick
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