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What are the chances of a infant surviving bacterial meningitis?

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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatrics - Neurology

In brief: Very good

Survival is not really the issue.
Survival without permanent damage is the major goal. When meningitis is suspected, aggressive treatment is quite effective most of the time. However, many of these children will be left with permanent neurological problems. We are getting better at limiting these problems.

In brief: Very good

Survival is not really the issue.
Survival without permanent damage is the major goal. When meningitis is suspected, aggressive treatment is quite effective most of the time. However, many of these children will be left with permanent neurological problems. We are getting better at limiting these problems.
Dr. William Goldie
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
I would suggest a hearing test, since hearing may be affected. Bacterial illness in an infant may be managed effectively with antibiotics.
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