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What are the long term effects of bacterial meningitis?

What are the long term effects of bacterial meningitis?

Bacterial Meningitis: Hearing loss, mental retardation, seizure, speech and language delay, visual impairment, behavioral problem. Early recognition, prompt antibiotic rx and supportive care reduces severity of long term complications. Less than 6 mo age, severe infection, seizure more than 4 days into therapy, coma, tend to have more long-term sequelae. Severe neuro-developmental sequelae in 10-20% and 50% have some. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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What are the short term and long term effects of the Epstein-Barr Virus?

What are the short term and long term effects of the Epstein-Barr Virus?

Sometimes nothing: you can be asymptomatic with Epstein-Barr virus. Sometimes this had been associated with chronic fatigue. But it's not definite as all of us at one time or another are infected with Epstein-Barr virus. Epstein Barr Virus is sometimes is associated with more severe medical conditions. You need to discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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Are there long term effects from a concussion?

Are there long term effects from a concussion?

Sometimes: Concussions are brain injuries. They can last as short as a few weeks or longer than a year. The long term effects depend upon the area of the brain affected, how hard your head was hit, and genetics. Getting a second injury before the first injury has healed can lead to serious long term complications. Follow the directions your doctor gives you. For more info visit: www.Cdc.Gov/concussion. ...Read more

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Long term effects on blood from using antibiotics?

No: While taking some antibiotics low white blood cell counts or low platelet counts can occur but these are almost always brief and resolve after stopping the antibiotic. An antibiotic rarely used today, chloramphenicol, was notorious for rarely causing a fatal aplastic anemia. ...Read more

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Any long term effect from septic arthritis?

Any long term effect from septic arthritis?

Untreated ..yes: Untreated septic arthritis can permanently damage the joint, causing permanent disability. That's why we consider such a condition an orthopedic emergency, proper and prompt diagnosis and treatment can lead to a full uncomplicated recovery. ...Read more

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Are there long term effects from a head injury?

Are there long term effects from a head injury?

Yes: Especially if there is repeated injuries over time. This can produce personality changes, difficulty thinking, memory loss, difficulty sleeping, headaches and dizziness, usually resolving within a few days or weeks. Can develop into a chronic condition with the same symptoms. ...Read more

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What are long term effects from chemotherapy?

What are long term effects from chemotherapy?

Many possible: It all depends on what treatment you received and at what age you were treated (adult survivors of childhood cancer are at much increased risk). Late effects can include infertility, a secondary cancer, heart or kidney problems, and diabetes just to name a few. For someone treated when they were. ...Read more

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What are the long term effects of colitis?

What are the long term effects of colitis?

Colitis: Judging by your medication, I presume you mean ulcerative colitis. The long-term effects of UC are varied. Some have very little disease long term, and others have long-term diarrhea, bleeding, or pain. If the inflammation is not controlled over a long period, there can be an increased risk of colon cancer, in addition. Long-term follow-up with your doctor is important. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are there any long term side effects of staph infections?

Are there any long term side effects of staph infections?

Can be: Staph infections can occur in any part of the body. This could occur in the brain, the blood system, the internal organs and the skin. Death can occur from this infections. Scarring can occur as well. Depending on the severity of the infection and the the organ or tissue affected, there could be lasting problems. Usually this is treated with antibiotics and one is healed. Mrsa can be tough. ...Read more

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What are the long term effects of meconium?

What are the long term effects of meconium?

Confusing question: All newborns will pass meconium.It is the accumulated fecal debris of pregnancy consisting of bile, digested hair, shed cells and protein debris in a stacky mass.After its passage, it is gone and transitional or regular stools form. Kids who suck some meconium into their lungs before or during the birthing process can have variable outcome based of the amount and degree of damage the material cause. ...Read more

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What are the long term effects of diabetes?

What are the long term effects of diabetes?

Many problems: Untreated or uncontrolled diabetes can lead to kidney disease/failure, retinopathy and possible blindness, impotence (erectile dysfunction), gastroparesis (severe stomach pain and vomitting due to inadequate emptying), foot ulcers and risk of amputation of toes or legs, neuropathy (pins-and-needles sensation mostly in arms & legs), heart disease and possible heart attack & stroke, infection, etc. ...Read more

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Long term side effects of anthrax?

Long term side effects of anthrax?

Anthrax: Is usually fatal if not treated right away, it is not a chronic disease. ...Read more

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Which are the long term effects of staphylococcal food poisoning?

Which are the long term effects of staphylococcal food poisoning?

None: Usually, most patients recover from food poisoning in 5-10 days with no long term lasting effects. Your colon has millions of good bacteria that can regenerate fairly quickly. ...Read more

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Long term effects of diphenhydramine are what?

Long term effects of diphenhydramine are what?

Dried up and sleepy: Why would you want to take benadry (the brand name for diphenhydramine) long term? Fagetaboutit. ...Read more

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What is the long term effects on a child's brain from lead poisoning?

What is the long term effects on a child's brain from lead poisoning?

Lead and brain.: This is very difficult question. .Lead has no specific brain marker=no specific brain area targeted. Certain forms of learning issues can occur but i believe also need to rule out genetics. In lead encephalopathy=moribund= seizures and retardation can be a possible outcome..Medical record pre diagnosis important to review, . ...Read more

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What is the long term effect from snorting pain killers?

What is the long term effect from snorting pain killers?

Besides Death?: Addiction and dependence of these meds will be issues for when you need to come off these meds. Your nasal membranes will become weak, bleed and result in constant sinus infections which can eat through the cartilage in your nose. Once that happens obvious facial deformity requiring reconstructive surgery. This is of course if you do not overdose first. Please get help for this asap. ...Read more

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What are the long term effects from allergy shots?

What are the long term effects from allergy shots?

Yes: About 2/3 of people who do immunotherapy of an appropriate, effective dose will have long term relief from their allergy symptoms even after they have finished 3-5 years of the shots. In some cases this relief is permanent, in others symptoms will eventually return, but may be years later. ...Read more

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What long term effects of cannabis are common?

What long term effects of cannabis are common?

Psyche sxs: Possible effects of marijuana: anxiety, depression, fear, panic , delusions, hallucinations, losing touch with reality, inattentiveness, short-term memory problems, disturbances of thought processes. Fatigue, poor concentration, slowed reaction times & slowed problem solving. ...Read more