Health Tip: After Meningitis
Some side effects may continue
(HealthDay News) -- Meningitis is an inflammation of the lining around the brain and spinal cord. The illness is usually caused either by bacteria or a virus.
While some people who recover from meningitis don't have any aftereffects, others have residual effects long after the main illness subsides.
Here is a list of common after effects of meningitis, courtesy of the Meningitis Research Foundation:
- Memory loss, difficulty concentrating, and problems retaining information.
- Clumsiness and other problems with coordination.
- Frequent headaches.
- Deafness, ringing in the ears, hearing problems, or speech difficulties.
- Dizziness or loss of balance.
- Impaired vision.
- Learning difficulties.
- Weakened or paralyzed parts of the body.