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Does anyone know anything about meningitis? Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
27th Feb '13

I was just informed someone I used to be really close with has just been admitted to the ICU with it. Is this likely to be fatal...?

Eℓizabeth+2∞ 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Michigan 17449 posts
27th Feb '13

what kind is it?

Crystal 3 kids; Hephzibah, Georgia 15005 posts
status 27th Feb '13

Viral or bacterial? It's usually fine. It's the kissing disease lol, though it's not really a disease.

Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
27th Feb '13
Quoting Eℓizabeth |37|:" what kind is it?"


I don't know... is one worse than the other?

Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
27th Feb '13
Quoting Crystal Marie S.:" Viral or bacterial? It's usually fine. It's the kissing disease lol, though it's not really a disease."


I thought that was mono.

Vivian [♥] 2 kids; Balls Deep, in, Georgia 13908 posts
27th Feb '13

Most people are fine but it CAN be fatal.

Nut ღ Meg Beverly Hills, CA, United States 40235 posts
27th Feb '13
Quoting Crystal Marie S.:" Viral or bacterial? It's usually fine. It's the kissing disease lol, though it's not really a disease."


That's Mononucleosis...

Nut ღ Meg Beverly Hills, CA, United States 40235 posts
27th Feb '13

Both can be very serious depending on how soon they get medical attention.



Best wishes for your friend.

Eℓizabeth+2∞ 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Michigan 17449 posts
27th Feb '13
Quoting bbbt:" I don't know... is one worse than the other? "


bacterial is more severe

Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
27th Feb '13
Quoting Meg ღ ღ:" Both can be very serious depending on how soon they get medical attention. Best wishes for your friend."


Thank you.

Crystal 3 kids; Hephzibah, Georgia 15005 posts
status 27th Feb '13
Quoting bbbt:" I thought that was mono. "

You're right, I wasn't thinking. But bacterial is an emergency situation, but viral is usually milder. Bacterial is an infection covering the membranes og the
brain and spinal cord.

Vivian [♥] 2 kids; Balls Deep, in, Georgia 13908 posts
27th Feb '13
Quoting Crystal Marie S.:" You're right, I wasn't thinking. But bacterial is an emergency situation, but viral is usually milder. Bacterial is an infection covering the membranes og the brain and spinal cord."


:!:
Most people with bacterial meningitis get hospitalized as viral is not as serious.



Hopefully they caught it soon enough and they are alright!

Moose's Mama 18 kids; Moose, Wyoming 11443 posts
27th Feb '13

My cousin's wife had bacterial meningitis and lost both arms and legs. Hope your friend is going to be ok

castaway 2 kids; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 18092 posts
27th Feb '13

I had viral meningitis last April, and I was in the hospital and given a spinal tap to find it out, but you don't end up in the icu with viral. It feels like bacterial, but it can't kill you (what the er doc said)



They probably have bacterial meningitis, and it does kill a significant amount of people. Some people never even make it to the hospital because goes from kinda bad to fatal very quickly. Hopefully your friend is ok! At least they made it to the hospital.

Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
27th Feb '13
Quoting Moose's Mama:" My cousin's wife had bacterial meningitis and lost both arms and legs. Hope your friend is going to be ok"


OMG.