Most people make a full recovery from meningitis, but it can sometimes cause serious long-term problems and can be life threatening.
It’s estimated up to 1 person in every 2 or 3 who survives bacterial meningitis is left with 1 or more permanent problems.
Additional treatment and long-term support may be required if you or your child experience complications of meningitis.
The Meningitis Research Foundation has information on the after effects of meningitis in children .
This includes a guide to recovering from childhood meningitis and septicaemia.
(1) NHS. Meningitis Complications. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/meningitis/complications/
(2) Meningitis Research Foundation. Effects of Meningitis. https://www.meningitis.org/meningitis/after-effects
(3) Meningitis Now. After-effects of meningitis. https://www.meningitisnow.org/meningitis-explained/after-meningitis/after-effects-meningitis/