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Meningitis Learning Disabilities
Do people who had meningitis as a child usually end up suffering from learning disabilities as an adult?
My gf told me she has bacterial meningitis.In result she says she has learning disabilities and has a mind of a kid in a teen body.I want to know more?
Meningitis/Disabilit: Yes it can cause several complications if treated late or not treated properly all paptients with viral menengitis and 70to80% of patients with bacterial meningitis will recover completely. The serious disabling complications are brain damage deafness epilepsy change in eye sight. ...Read more
Bacterial meningitis: Bacterial meningitis is usually severe. While most people with meningitis recover, it can cause serious complications, such as brain damage, hearing loss, or learning disabilities. There are several pathogens (types of germs) that can cause bacterial meningitis. Some of the leading causes of bacterial meningitis in the United States include haemophilus influenzae (most often caused by type b, hib). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Brain damage: Hearing loss, alterations in a wide range of neurological functions can occur. These are predominantly due to inflammation of the sheath of blood vessels entering the brain through the subarachnoid space (which the meninges surround). With brain swelling, herniation of the brain stem can occur, usually fatally. The type of damage will depend upon which areas of brain are attacked. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Meningitis Effects: Patients who require intensive care, babies under one year old and bacterial rather than viral meningitis are at an increased risk of long-term problems. Potential long-term effects of meningitis include memory loss, coordination problems, recurrent residual headaches, deafness or other hearing problems, learning difficulties, cerebral palsy, speech problems, seizures and loss of sight. ...Read more
I had spinal meningitis as a 2 month old baby. Would that cause residual problems now that I am 18 years?
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