What are the serious complications of bacterial meningitis?

Updated: Jul 16, 2019
  • Author: Rodrigo Hasbun, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Serious complications include the following:

  • Hearing loss

  • Cortical blindness

  • Other cranial nerve dysfunction

  • Paralysis

  • Muscular hypertonia

  • Ataxia

  • Multiple seizures

  • Mental motor retardation

  • Focal paralysis

  • Ataxia

  • Subdural effusions

  • Hydrocephalus

  • Cerebral atrophy


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