This disease generates consequences more or less serious for the affected person depending on the type of meningitis he suffers from.

Indeed if the ill person suffers from a viral meningitis, the most frequent type of meningitis, he will be cured spontaneously between three and eight days. It does not require a specific treatment.

But in case of bacterial meningitis, the least frequent but the most serious meningitis, the disease may generate serious aftermath such as deafness, blindness, paralysis, coma, appearance of red marks on the skin, neurological aftermath, epilepsy - and sometimes even death.

Marks of Purpura fulminans

Risk of amputation