Prognosis of Meningitis


About prognosis: The 'prognosis' of Meningitis usually refers to the likely outcome of Meningitis. The prognosis of Meningitis may include the duration of Meningitis, chances of complications of Meningitis, probable outcomes, prospects for recovery, recovery period for Meningitis, survival rates, death rates, and other outcome possibilities in the overall prognosis of Meningitis. Naturally, such forecast issues are by their nature unpredictable.

Prognosis for Meningitis: Viral meningitis cases are usually self-limited to 10 days or less. Some types of meningitis can be deadly if not treated promptly. Anyone experiencing symptoms of meningitis or encephalitis should see a doctor immediately. 1 ... With early diagnosis and prompt treatment, most patients recover from meningitis. However, in some cases, the disease progresses so rapidly that death occurs during the first 48 hours, despite early treatment. 1
Deaths from Meningitis: 850 deaths reported in USA 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001)
Complications: see complications of Meningitis

1. excerpt from NINDS Encephalitis and Meningitis Information Page: NINDS

Last revision: June 2, 2003

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