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How will bacterial meningitis affect the health of my child?

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Dr. Pamela Moore
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Pamela Moore
Dr. Pamela Moore
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
1 doctor agrees

In brief: May not

Many, if not most, children who recover from bacterial meningitis may not have any long-lasting problems.
Sometimes it may affect hearing, produce other neurologic changes, but these will hopefully not occur to your child.

In brief: May not

Many, if not most, children who recover from bacterial meningitis may not have any long-lasting problems.
Sometimes it may affect hearing, produce other neurologic changes, but these will hopefully not occur to your child.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff
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Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics

In brief: Bacterial meningitis

It can cause rsidual barin problems, hearing deficits from antibiotics, but if treated promptly may have no long term problems.

In brief: Bacterial meningitis

It can cause rsidual barin problems, hearing deficits from antibiotics, but if treated promptly may have no long term problems.
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Dr. Mandakini Patel
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