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Can you have bacterial meningitis without fever?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Possibly

I can remember one 8 yo kid that arrived in a coma with low body temperature, low blood pressure & died within hours of Meningococcal meningitis/sepsis.
He also showed no increased in white count or other sign of an immune response. That was the exception to the usual presentation with fever, irritability etc for hundreds of cases i treated.Beware the always/never idea for anything.

In brief: Possibly

I can remember one 8 yo kid that arrived in a coma with low body temperature, low blood pressure & died within hours of Meningococcal meningitis/sepsis.
He also showed no increased in white count or other sign of an immune response. That was the exception to the usual presentation with fever, irritability etc for hundreds of cases i treated.Beware the always/never idea for anything.
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