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Bacterial meningitis during infancy has lasting impact

Susan London   |   Clinical Summary   |   13 July 2022
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Takeaway

  • Bacterial meningitis in infancy (before the age of 1 year) carried heightened long-term risks for mortality and neurodevelopmental impairments, extending into adolescence.

Why this matters

  • Findings underscore the importance of long-term follow-up and support.

Key results

  • Median age at diagnosis:
    • 2.8 months in Denmark.
    • 4.3 months in the Netherlands.
  • 3-month...

          

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