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Will strep throat lead to meningitis?

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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
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In brief: Not usually

The type of stret that causes throat infections rarely goes on to cause meningitis except in people who are immunocompromised.

In brief: Not usually

The type of stret that causes throat infections rarely goes on to cause meningitis except in people who are immunocompromised.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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In brief: No.

Group a strep hardly ever causes meningitis; it is better known as the cause of strep throat, pneumonia, and "flesh-eating disease.
" group b strep can cause meningitis in newborns, but not strep throat.

In brief: No.

Group a strep hardly ever causes meningitis; it is better known as the cause of strep throat, pneumonia, and "flesh-eating disease.
" group b strep can cause meningitis in newborns, but not strep throat.
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