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Complications of Viral meningitis

Complications list for Viral meningitis:

The list of complications that have been mentioned in various sources for Viral meningitis includes:

  • Communicating hydrocephalus
  • Acute hydrocephalus (see Brain swelling)
  • Long-term neurological sequelae from uncomplicated viral meningitis are rare. Sequelae including seizure disorders, hydrocephalus, sensorineural hearing loss, weakness, paralysis, cranial nerve palsy, learning disabilities, blindness, behavior disorders, and speech delay in children have been reported, especially for infants and young children
  • Encephalitis may develop, though this is rare. Infection may last much longer in a person with a depressed immune system

See also the symptoms of Viral meningitis and Viral meningitis: Introduction.

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About complications:

Complications of Viral meningitis are secondary conditions, symptoms, or other disorders that are caused by Viral meningitis. In many cases the distinction between symptoms of Viral meningitis and complications of Viral meningitis is unclear or arbitrary.


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