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Are there hereditary forms of meningitis?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Not specificly
Heredity dose play a role in some forms of immune deficiency.
Children with an inherited immune defects are more at risk for meningitis & other severe infections. Some may be more prone to specific germs than others. Some are less successful at fighting an infection if they occur. That said, meningitis is not passed like eye color or sickle cell.

In brief: Not specificly
Heredity dose play a role in some forms of immune deficiency.
Children with an inherited immune defects are more at risk for meningitis & other severe infections. Some may be more prone to specific germs than others. Some are less successful at fighting an infection if they occur. That said, meningitis is not passed like eye color or sickle cell.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
In brief: Its an infection
Meningitis is a result of infection of the brain due to bacteria, viruses or fungi.
It is not an inherited disorder. In cases of some forms of cancer, meningitis may be caused by cancer cells invading the brain.

In brief: Its an infection
Meningitis is a result of infection of the brain due to bacteria, viruses or fungi.
It is not an inherited disorder. In cases of some forms of cancer, meningitis may be caused by cancer cells invading the brain.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
Thank
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