How common are seizures in meningitis?

Updated: Jul 16, 2019
  • Author: Rodrigo Hasbun, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Seizures are a common and important complication, occurring in approximately one fifth of patients. The incidence is higher in patients younger than 1 year, reaching 40%. Approximately one half of patients with this complication have repeated seizures. Patients may die as a result of diffuse CNS ischemic injury or systemic complications.

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