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What is bacterial meningitis?

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Bacterial meningitis is an extremely serious illness. You or your child will need to get medical help right away. It can be life-threatening or lead to brain damage without quick treatment.

SOURCES:

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

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

Yogev, R. Drugs, 2005.

Gottfried, K. Southern Medical Journal, June 2005.

Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy on August 17, 2020

SOURCES:

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

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

Yogev, R. Drugs, 2005.

Gottfried, K. Southern Medical Journal, June 2005.

Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy on August 17, 2020

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