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What are the long-term effects of meningitis?

Related Topics: Meningitis, Long-Term Effect

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The outcome of meningitis depends on the cause of the infection, how quickly treatment begins, and how ill the person becomes. However, these are possible long-term side effects of the disease:

    • Fatigue.
    • Recurring headaches.
    • Memory or concentration problems.
    • Mood swings or aggression.
    • Balance problems or clumsiness.
    • Temporary or permanent deafness.
    • Loss of vision, seizures, or brain damage (rare).
    • Loss of limbs.

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