Long-term outcomes of childhood meningitis

Hosp Med. 2002 May;63(5):274-7. doi: 10.12968/hosp.2002.63.5.2019.


Meningitis and meningococcal disease remain a major source of anxiety to paediatricians and parents alike. Survival rates have improved with rapid diagnosis and appropriate management. However, survivors remain at risk of long-term neurodevelopmental sequelae.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Developmental Disabilities / microbiology*
  • Developmental Disabilities / mortality
  • Humans
  • Meningococcal Infections / complications*
  • Meningococcal Infections / mortality
  • Nervous System Diseases / microbiology*
  • Nervous System Diseases / mortality
  • Prognosis
  • Survivors