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Types of Bacterial meningitis

Bacterial meningitis: Types list

The list of types of Bacterial meningitis mentioned in various sources includes:

Types discussion:

For bacterial meningitis, it is also important to know which type of bacteria is causing the meningitis because antibiotics can prevent some types from spreading and infecting other people. Before the 1990s, Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) was the leading cause of bacterial meningitis, but new vaccines being given to all children as part of their routine immunizations have reduced the occurrence of invasive disease due to H. influenzae. Today, Streptococcus pneumoniae and Neisseria meningitidis are the leading causes of bacterial meningitis. (Source: excerpt from Meningococcal Disease (General): DBMD)

Bacterial meningitis: Rare Types

Rare types of medical conditions and diseases in related medical categories:

Bacterial meningitis: Related Disease Topics

More general medical disease topics related to Bacterial meningitis include:

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