Varies. Bacterial meningitis can have effects from no long lasting problems to severe problems with hearing loss, seizures, etc. It depends on what the organism was that caused it and whether or not it was treated promptly. If your child has had bacterial meningitis, he/she will need close follow up to determine if any lasting effects are present.
Bacterial meningitis. It can cause rsidual barin problems, hearing deficits from antibiotics, but if treated promptly may have no long term problems.
Is it possible for other health problems to occur due to having bacterial meningitis earlier this year?
CAN BE SEQUELAE. Bacterial meningitis is a quite significant event and indeed may take many months to recover. Sequelae can include problems with hearing, chronic headaches and dizziness. Changes in mood and behavior, challenges with cognitive and organizational functions. It could take several months to fully stabilize. Consult with your doctor frequently and work as a team to overcome residua. Read more...