4th time why


Posted by Daron Boyd on 03 November 2011

My name is Daron Boyd and I have just been diagnosed for the fourth time I am 53 and this time I have viral but I have had bacterial at age 4,19, 28, and now at 53 does anyone know why? Local doctors do not know why and the last two times Doctors did not want to test just said I had flue or head ache. This time the doctor said if I wanted a spinal tap I had to request which I did. If anyone has insight please respond


Posted on 21 May 2012

Comment by Dodie

I had a nearly fatal case of bacterial spinal meningitis with encephalitis at 10 months. I have two young adult sons. I didn't realise you could catch meningitis more than once. It frightens me just how wrong I was!

Posted on 07 November 2011

Comment by lisa mc daid

Hi Daron. I read once that there was a genetic link to meningitis meaning that some people were more suseptible to contracting the disease than others. I am interested in this area as I had bacterial at 1 1/2 years old but survived unharmed, but unfortunatlely when my son contracted the disease 7 years ago age 2 he died from the disease. I was keen to know if there was a link genetically and this is what I have found- its to do with Factor H. I think that there is a test that can be carried out to determine. I hopr this helps.

Posted on 03 November 2011

Comment by Tara Snell

What i want to know is how my partner started with an ear infection 2 weeks ago and is now in ICU with meningitis in a very bad way and on a ventilator, i need some answers if possible from anyone and what the outcome could be, thankyou, very worried.

Posted on 03 November 2011

Comment by daron Boyd

wrong email

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