How does the prevalence of viral meningitis vary by sex?

Updated: Jul 17, 2018
  • Author: Cordia Wan, MD; Chief Editor: Niranjan N Singh, MBBS, MD, DM, FAHS, FAANEM  more...
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Depending on the type of viral pathogen, the ratio of affected males to females can vary. Enteroviruses are thought to affect males 1.3-1.5 times more often than females. Mumps virus is known to affect males 3 times more often than females.


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