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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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