What is the incidence of neurologic complications of bacterial meningitis?

Updated: Jul 16, 2019
  • Author: Rodrigo Hasbun, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Even with effective antimicrobial therapy, significant neurologic complications have been reported to occur in as many as 30% of survivors of bacterial meningitis. Close monitoring for the development of these complications is essential.


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