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Teen Meningitis
(2008-08-11)
(wgvu) - JACKSON, Mich. (AP) - A Jackson teenager is back home after
being treated for viral meningitis at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital
in Ann Arbor.
Kelcie Wilson, a junior at Lumen Christi High School, was
stricken July 24 while at a youth basketball tournament in Fort
Wayne, Ind. Her father, Mike Wilson, tells the Jackson Citizen
Patriot that doctors expect a full recovery.
Meningitis is an infection of the fluid that surrounds a
person's spinal cord and the brain. It can be caused by a virus or
bacteria, but bacterial meningitis is more dangerous.
Mike Wilson says doctors put Kelcie into a drug-induced coma to
battle a fever that at one point reached 106 degrees. He says she
has lost some muscle mass and will have to undergo rehabilitation,
but Kelcie plans to attend the first day of classes at Lumen
Christi on Sept. 3.
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