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Has there been any cases of meningitis B where being diabetic and having a ear infection have caused it?

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Hello - I am not a doctor but definitely know that my own Meningitis B resulted from an untreated inner ear infection, which was said to be viral labrynthitis. Thats also why if a baby has recurrent ear infections they should be treated with antibiotics.Meningitis can enter through the mouth,nose and ears.Not sure if there is any connection with diabetes,but I know diabetics have to be very careful with any cuts,injuries due to the circulation problems it can cause.

Hope this helps?

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My Bacterial Meningitis and Septicemia was thought to have been caused by an inner ear infection crossing the blood brain barrier. While in a coma I was taken to theatre at least twice for ops on my ear where it was opened up from the back of the ear lobe, washed out and a grommet inserted. I now have reduced hearing in my left ear but they thought I would completely lose my hearing in that ear. You may find it of interest to read my profile. I am not a diabetic though.

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I am not diabetic and I did not get meningitis from an ear infection, but it is suspected that I got meningitis from a sinus infection. Very similar to ear infections, so I would not think it uncommon for you to get meningitis through an ear infection. All the bacteria or virus has to do is jump the barrier as has been said.

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