Dealing with Meningitis
Meningitis can be a debilitating disease, but if caught early enough it can often be easily treated. Prevention in the form of vaccination is often recommended, as the disease is contracted by thousands of people each year.
Your MeningitisTo better understand your specific case of meningitis, find out exactly what type your meningitis is classified as. The WebMD Meningitis Overview explains how your doctor will determine the type of meningitis you have. WebMD: Meningitis - Topic Overview
Your WorldAfter being diagnosed with any potentially life-threatening disease, it's understandable for patients, as well as their families and friends, to experience a flood of emotions. To find information on whether or a not a support group may help you and your family deal with your meningitis diagnosis, follow this link:Voices of Meningitis
Creating a Support Circle
- Set up your TSC Survivor Profile
- Join support groups of other survivors or set up your own
- Interact and provide updates on your profile or our forums
Healthcare Providers Who Can HelpMany different doctors may be involved in the diagnosis of meningitis, including general practitioners and pediatricians. Neurologists and other specialists are the physicians that generally treat meningitis, depending on the complications that arise from the disease. Pediatricians that specialize in these areas are also available for treating children with meningitis. Health care coverage plans will refer you to these professionals for a consultation.
Wrong Diagnosis: Doctors and Medical Specialists for Meningitis