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What are the long-term effects of meningitis?

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The outcome depends on what caused the infection, how quickly you were treated, and how ill you got. Possible long-term side effects include:

�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

SOURCES:

Nemours Foundation: "Meningitis."

Meningitis Foundation of America: "Top 20 Questions About Meningitis."

NINDS: "Meningitis and Encephalitis Fact Sheet."

CDC: "Meningococcal Disease."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on October 05, 2019

SOURCES:

Nemours Foundation: "Meningitis."

Meningitis Foundation of America: "Top 20 Questions About Meningitis."

NINDS: "Meningitis and Encephalitis Fact Sheet."

CDC: "Meningococcal Disease."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on October 05, 2019

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