What is the prognosis for meningococcal meningitis versus pneumococcal meningitis?

Updated: Jul 16, 2019
  • Author: Rodrigo Hasbun, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Patients with meningococcal meningitis have a better prognosis than do those with pneumococcal meningitis, with a mortality of 4-5%; however, patients with meningococcemia have a poor prognosis, with a mortality of 20-30%.


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