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What long term effects of meningitis are common?

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Long term effects differ depending on what caused the meningitis an how effective the treatment was. Complete recovery can and does happen
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What are some long-term effects of meningitis?

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the age of the person (young children with still developing brains are at higher risk) and the cause (bacterial more than viral). Complications include visual and hearing defects, learning disabilities, seizures, and paralysis
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Dr. Gutti J. Rao answered:

What mental effects happen with viral meningitis?

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Excessive sleepiness, agitation, confusion, depression, anxiety etc.
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Dr. Martin Raff answered:

What are long-term effects of bacterial meningitis?

Brain damage

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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.
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Meningitis vaccine side effects? What are the side effects of a meningitis vaccine?

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Usual side effects of meningococcal vaccine ( "meningitis shot") are local pain, headache and fatigue, usually lasting 2-3 days.
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Dr. Shah Chowdhury answered:

What are the long term effects of bacterial meningitis?

Bacterial Meningitis

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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.
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Dr. Mary E. Lambe answered:

What side effects are associated with the meningitis vaccine?

Usually minor

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-Local reaction at injection site--tenderness and pain very temporary. -Rare allergic reaction as possible with ANY vaccine or medicine with hives, wheezing, throat swelling. -Potential Guillain-Barré syndrome: No clear association has been found W/ vaccine but extremely rare random cases noted with : neurological symptoms like muscle weakness, tingling, & numbing sensations
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Dr. Jay Park answered:

What are the long-term effects of viral meningitis in a child?

None

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There is no consistent long-term effect after the viral meningitis.
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Dr. Shah Chowdhury answered:

What are the side effects of the meningococcal meningitis vaccine?

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Meningococcal Vaccine: Current recommendation: 1st dose at 11 years and booster 5 years later. New recommendation is coming to start at two years or as early as 2 mo age in susceptible children, 2 to 4 doses. SIDE EFFECTS: Like all other vaccines, some malaise, mild headache, low grade fever, localized redness lasting 1-2 days.
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Long term effects of spinal meningitis?

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Long term effects of spinal meningitis are related to how severe the infection was to the patient. A mild or even moderate infection can leave no long term effects. In the more severe and prolonged cases of meningitis the effects can be potentially severe. Early and aggressive antibiotic therapy is key to reducing long term effects.
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