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How lethal is meningitis?

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Dr. Justin Esterberg
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

A bacterial meningitis can cause death in a very short period of time, 24 to 48 hrs if untreated.
If you or someone you know has any concern for this whatsoever with symptoms such as fever headache, confusion, stiff painful neck etc they should go to the er now.

In brief: Depends

A bacterial meningitis can cause death in a very short period of time, 24 to 48 hrs if untreated.
If you or someone you know has any concern for this whatsoever with symptoms such as fever headache, confusion, stiff painful neck etc they should go to the er now.
Dr. Justin Esterberg
Dr. Justin Esterberg
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Very

Depends upon the type of meningitis, in whom it occurs, how rapidly it is recognized and treated appropriately, etc.
But in general it is highly lethal untreated.

In brief: Very

Depends upon the type of meningitis, in whom it occurs, how rapidly it is recognized and treated appropriately, etc.
But in general it is highly lethal untreated.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff
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