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If i had meningitis would my white blood count b really high? Bacterial menigitis

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
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In brief: Yes but . . .

You probably wouldn't be searching online for answers if you really had bacterial meningitis as it's deadly & quickly so if not treated emergently.
Check out http://my.Clevelandclinic.Org/disorders/meningitis/hic_bacterial_meningitis.Aspx. Then go see your doc regarding your concerns (or emergency room if any possibility of bacterial meningitis).

In brief: Yes but . . .

You probably wouldn't be searching online for answers if you really had bacterial meningitis as it's deadly & quickly so if not treated emergently.
Check out http://my.Clevelandclinic.Org/disorders/meningitis/hic_bacterial_meningitis.Aspx. Then go see your doc regarding your concerns (or emergency room if any possibility of bacterial meningitis).
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology

In brief: High WBC

Bacterial infections are usually characterized by high white blood celll count.
Bacterial meningitis should have an associated high white blood count.

In brief: High WBC

Bacterial infections are usually characterized by high white blood celll count.
Bacterial meningitis should have an associated high white blood count.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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Dr. Eric Hastriter
Bacterial meningitis untreated works have high WBC
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