Residents of Pittsburgh who have children know how many worries these children can bring. Parents often worry about whether their babies have adequate growth, if what appears to be a cold is actually something serious, if their child has a learning disability and a million other worries. But when a serious medical condition is missed because of a failure to diagnose it can quickly become a parent's worst nightmare.
Meningococcal meningitis is a serious bacterial infection that generally affects babies and young children but can affect anyone. If babies do not receive a timely diagnosis of this condition it can lead to a worsened condition and even death. Serious complications can cause brain damage, deafness and other neurological problems.