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Is having sinusitis a risk factor for developing meningitis?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Not particularly

The germs causing meningitis can enter through the nasal passages, they usually do so directly at the beginning of the illness.
Sinusitis actually takes time to develop with the accumulation of mucus debris that the germs feed on. I cannot recall any patient with meningitis actually having sinusitis during 3+ decades of treating them.

In brief: Not particularly

The germs causing meningitis can enter through the nasal passages, they usually do so directly at the beginning of the illness.
Sinusitis actually takes time to develop with the accumulation of mucus debris that the germs feed on. I cannot recall any patient with meningitis actually having sinusitis during 3+ decades of treating them.
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