Is there risk of brain damage after having neonatal meningitis?

Continue taking your. Child to early intervention (http://www.Health.Ny.Gov/community/infants_children/early_intervention/) to monitor his hearing & development till age 3, then to your public school district's child find for evaluation, since learning disabilities, fine motor delays & attention problems may not show up till school-age. Severe motor or cognitive impairments would've been found on testing by now.
Neonatal meningitis. Chances are less and less. Look for hearing deficit.
Depends. This varies with the germ involved, how soon it was recognized and treated,and how sick the kid got during the process.Meningitis defines an infection on the surface of the brain, and may not involve deeper thinking structures. Some germs produce worse outcomes, some not much at all. Having baby followed by early childhood can add extra eyes on the process and permit early treatments if needed.

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Child had neonatal meningitis but then develops normally. He is 12 months now; would there still be a risk of brain damage?

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Follow up mgt. It is a good indication of recovery that your son is meeting his developmental milestones during his first year. I would recommend that he have a hearing test as part of his office visit, and his management should include detailed developmental, neurologic and audiologic assessments. Read more...

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