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Are there any long-term effects of bacterial meningitis?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
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In brief: Can be

Meningitis can have many long lasting effects.
Bacterial infections in the brain (meningitis) can affect the parts of the body controlled by that part of the brain. Deafness, seizure, speech disorders and seizures can be a permanent effect of bacterial meningitis.

In brief: Can be

Meningitis can have many long lasting effects.
Bacterial infections in the brain (meningitis) can affect the parts of the body controlled by that part of the brain. Deafness, seizure, speech disorders and seizures can be a permanent effect of bacterial meningitis.
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology

In brief: After effects

Meningitis can cause many long term effects such as cognitive/intellectual deficits, strokes, hydrocephalus, seizures, motor handicaps.

In brief: After effects

Meningitis can cause many long term effects such as cognitive/intellectual deficits, strokes, hydrocephalus, seizures, motor handicaps.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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