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Meningitis usually strikes young people and requires a quick, decisive response by doctors and other medical professionals. An inflammation of the spinal cord and brain, bacterial meningitis is a fast-developing, life-threatening disease. Too often, meningitis symptoms may be misdiagnosed as flu. Viral meningitis is less dangerous, but tests must be done quickly and treatment started immediately for bacterial meningitis.
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Meningitis Is A Serious, Sometimes Deadly, Disease
There are 2,000-3,000 diagnosed cases of bacterial meningitis each year according to the National Meningitis Association. A full one-third of those cases result in serious complications for the patient including organ failure, arm or leg amputation, or death. A treatable meningitis infection can become life-threatening if a health care professional:
- Misdiagnoses meningitis. Symptoms of meningitis include a high fever, headache and a stiff neck. If an emergency room doctor or nurse misdiagnoses the case as flu, life-saving treatment will not be given.
- Fails to quickly respond to a meningitis diagnosis. A bacterial meningitis patient needs immediate medication and care. The disease acts rapidly and death can occur within hours.
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