Viral vs Bacterial Meningitis

  1. Greetings!

    Can someone explain WHY 70% of Bacterial Menegitis is found in patients under 5 years? I've found that fact listed in several different sources but no explaination as to why.

    Thanks so much!
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  3. by   mommatrauma
    Look Here

    The above link gives some specifics about why these youngin's are more susceptible...but what it basically comes down to is immature immune systems, and the higher potential they are kept in bigger daycare or pre-school, where infections are more likely to spread to more people...
  4. by   NCINDASUN
    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. :icon_hug: