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Is bacterial meningitis curable?

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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Antibiotics

Antibiotics are available for treatment.
The earlier treatment is started, the greater the possibility of cure without long term consequences. However, f treatment is delayed, the likelihood of significant neurologic damage increases. Death may occur if antibiotic treatment is delayed. Some bacteria are so virulent that they may cause death shortly after infection begins.

In brief: Antibiotics

Antibiotics are available for treatment.
The earlier treatment is started, the greater the possibility of cure without long term consequences. However, f treatment is delayed, the likelihood of significant neurologic damage increases. Death may occur if antibiotic treatment is delayed. Some bacteria are so virulent that they may cause death shortly after infection begins.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Generally , yes

A cure with any infection depends on recognition and proper treatments.
Most forms of bacterial meningitis are treatable, although such odd germs like tuberculosis may have a foothold and be hard to cure without some residual damage. The earlier the recognition & rx, the better the outcome. Broad spectrum antibiotics that cross into the brain are started and continued based on culture results.

In brief: Generally , yes

A cure with any infection depends on recognition and proper treatments.
Most forms of bacterial meningitis are treatable, although such odd germs like tuberculosis may have a foothold and be hard to cure without some residual damage. The earlier the recognition & rx, the better the outcome. Broad spectrum antibiotics that cross into the brain are started and continued based on culture results.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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