Severe neurological sequelae of childhood bacterial meningitis

M. Moodley, M. R. Bullock

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Abstract

Bacterial meningitis remains the most common type of central nervous system infection in both developing and developed countries. Despite modern antimicrobial chemotherapy, the incidence of severe neurological sequelae remains high. We review the pathogenesis of these sequelae and correlate them with computed tomography (CT) appearances. Early diagnosis and appropriate chemotherapy remain the cornerstones of management. Early and accurate diagnosis of complicating space-occupying lesions with the aid of CT and appropriate aggressive therapy are suggested if the prognosis is to be improved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)566-570
Number of pages5
JournalSouth African Medical Journal
Volume68
Issue number8
StatePublished - Dec 1 1985

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