Long Term Complications Of Meningitis
The most frequent long term effects of meningitis include deafness and blindness, due to compression of specific nerves and brain areas responsible for the senses of hearing and sight. Some patients develop permanent seizure disorders, requiring life-time treatment with anti-seizure medications. Scarring of the meninges may result in obstruction of the normal flow of CSF, causing abnormal accumulation of CSF. This may be a chronic problem for some patients, requiring the installation of tubes to regularly drain the accumulation.
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