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Prognosis of Meningitis

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. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Encephalitis and Meningitis Information Page: NINDS) ... 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. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Encephalitis and Meningitis Information Page: NINDS) ...see also Overview of Meningitis

Deaths and Mortality Rates

Deaths from Meningitis: 850 deaths reported in USA 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001)

Estimated mortality rate for Meningitis from incidence and deaths statistics:

  • Deaths: 849 (USA annual deaths calculated from this data: 850 deaths reported in USA 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001))
  • Incidence: 25,000 (USA annual incidence calculated from this data: approximately 25,000 cases of bacterial meningitis annually in USA; 206 annual cases in Victoria 1996 (DHS-VIC)
  • 3.4% (ratio of deaths to incidence).
  • See also Deaths and Meningitis and Overview of Meningitis.

Complications:

Complications of Meningitis may include:

Complications of Meningitis from the Diseases Database include:


Source: Diseases Database

See also complications of Meningitis.

Death Statistics for Meningitis

The following are statistics from various sources about deaths related to Meningitis:

  • Meningitis death statistics by worldwide region:
    • About 20,000 deaths from meningitis in Africa 2002 (The World Health Report, WHO, 2004)
    • About 18,000 deaths from meningitis from meningitis in The Americas 2002 (The World Health Report, WHO, 2004)
    • About 73,000 deaths from meningitis from meningitis in South East Asia 2002 (The World Health Report, WHO, 2004)
    • About 15,000 deaths from meningitis from meningitis in Europe 2002 (The World Health Report, WHO, 2004)
    • About 25,000 deaths from meningitis from meningitis in Eastern Mediterranean 2002 (The World Health Report, WHO, 2004)
    • About 20,000 deaths from meningitis from meningitis in Western Pacific 2002 (The World Health Report, WHO, 2004)
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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.

 

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