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Why is bacterial meningitis worse than viral meningitis?
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Dr. Ian Stein
Neurology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Many reasons
Bacterial menningitis usually results in pus in the meninges which causes damage it also affects the blood vessels which can cause strokes.

In brief: Many reasons
Bacterial menningitis usually results in pus in the meninges which causes damage it also affects the blood vessels which can cause strokes.
Dr. Ian Stein
Dr. Ian Stein
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Nature of the germ
In the same way a bite from a grizzly bear is worse than that of a kitten, bacteria tend to be more destructive than most viruses.
There are some viruses, like herpes simplex, that can be as destructive as the usual bacterial meningitis,pneumococcus or meningococcus. Most viral meningitis starts out with common intestinal viruses that produce a few symptoms for a while and self heal without injury

In brief: Nature of the germ
In the same way a bite from a grizzly bear is worse than that of a kitten, bacteria tend to be more destructive than most viruses.
There are some viruses, like herpes simplex, that can be as destructive as the usual bacterial meningitis,pneumococcus or meningococcus. Most viral meningitis starts out with common intestinal viruses that produce a few symptoms for a while and self heal without injury
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology
In brief: Bacterial kills!!
In most cases viral meningitis is mild and the body itself takes care of this.
There are exceptions, such as herpez meningitis... Bacterial meningitis is always serious and fatal in most cases if untreated.

In brief: Bacterial kills!!
In most cases viral meningitis is mild and the body itself takes care of this.
There are exceptions, such as herpez meningitis... Bacterial meningitis is always serious and fatal in most cases if untreated.
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
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