Brain and Nervous System

How can meningitis affect children?

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  • ADr. James Fortenberry, MD, Pediatrics, answered on behalf of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

    Meningitis is an infection of the fluid and meninges (coverings) of the brain and spinal cord. Meningitis can make children very sick, but death from meningitis is not very common.

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