What is meningitis? Insecure ‘Denise Dowse’ star in coma
Actress Denise Dowse is fighting for her life after battling a “virulent form of meningitis”.
Here is everything you need to know.
Insecure star Denise Dowse is in a coma
Tracey Dowse took to her social media to break the news of her sister Denise Dowse’s medical health last week.
She revealed that Denise is admitted to an undisclosed hospital following her battle with a ‘virulent form of meningitis’.
Tracey’s message read: ‘As many of you have seen, my posts have been positive and uplifting. I’m trying to keep my spirits up and support those who need it. As many of you know, I am a private person. So this is difficult for me.
He further continued, “I am requesting support and prayers for myself and my sister, and my only immediate family @denisewse.”
Tracey added: “She [Denise] He is currently in hospital in a coma caused by a virulent form of meningitis. His doctors don’t know when he will come out of the coma, as he was not medically induced.”
He mentioned that Denise is “a vibrant actress and director who should have many years ahead of her.”
In addition, he concluded his message by saying: ‘Thoughts, prayers and support are greatly appreciated.’
Denise Dowse’s celebrity friends react to the news
Among Denise Dowse fans, many celebrities also flooded the comments section of Tracey Dowse’s post sharing words of encouragement.
Beverly Hills actor Ian Ziering commented: “Sending prayers and hopes for better days ahead.”
Also, the musician Lala Hathaway shared: ‘Sending healing and peace’.
Meanwhile, Girlfriend actress Jill Marie Jones sent an emoji of praying hands.
Additionally, Black-ish star Tracee Ellis Ross also wished Denise a speedy recovery. She wrote: ‘May the universe send all it can muster and then more to heal. Sending prayers and love and more love to this strength of woman who has poured so much love into so many.”
However, former NBA player Stephen Howard mentioned: ‘Sending love, prayers and hugs to one of my favorites.’
What is meningitis?
Meningitis is inflammation of the fluid and protective membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord.
According to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, swelling is usually caused by a virus or bacteria. Although there are chances of developing meningitis due to injuries, cancer, medications or different types of infections.
According to Medical News Today, only in severe cases does a person suffering from meningitis go into a coma.