Hi, thanks for using the ehealth forum for your query.
You seem concerned by the post meningitic sequelae or after effects of meningitis and the possibility of recurrence.
Most people who get meningitis survive, often without any after effects, but sometimes these diseases cause a range of disabilities and problems that can alter people's lives. After effects may be temporary or permanent, physical or emotional. These include-
1) memory loss / difficulty retaining information / lack of concentration
2) Clumsiness / co-ordination problems
3) Residual headaches
4) Deafness / hearing problems / tinnitus / dizziness, loss of balance
5) Learning difficulties (ranging from temporary learning deficiencies to long term mental impairment)
6) Epilepsy / seizures (fits)
7) Weakness, paralysis or spasms of part of body (if permanent, sometimes called cerebral palsy)
8) Speech problems
9) Loss of sight/changes in sight.
Viral meningitis usually has a tendency for recurrence e.g. herpes simplex type II meningitis.
Hope this helps. Take care.
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