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How does bacterial meningitis start?

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In many cases, bacterial meningitis starts when bacteria get into the bloodstream from the sinuses, ears, or throat. The bacteria then travel through the bloodstream to the brain.

From: Meningitis WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Shmaefsky, B.  , 2004. Meningitis (Deadly Diseases and Epidemics)

Menaker, J.   July 2005. Journal of Emergency Medicine,

Yogev, R.  , 2005. Drugs

Gottfried, K.  June 2005. Southern Medical Journal, 

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on October 5, 2019

SOURCES:

Shmaefsky, B.  , 2004. Meningitis (Deadly Diseases and Epidemics)

Menaker, J.   July 2005. Journal of Emergency Medicine,

Yogev, R.  , 2005. Drugs

Gottfried, K.  June 2005. Southern Medical Journal, 

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on October 5, 2019

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