Childhood bacterial meningitis: Impact of age at illness and acute medical complications on the long term outcome

Andersen, Vicki, Bond, Lyndal, Catroppa, Cathy, Grimwood, Keith, Keir, Eddie and Nolan, Terry (1997) Childhood bacterial meningitis: Impact of age at illness and acute medical complications on the long term outcome. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 3 2: 147-158.

Author Andersen, Vicki
Bond, Lyndal
Catroppa, Cathy
Grimwood, Keith
Keir, Eddie
Nolan, Terry
Title Childhood bacterial meningitis: Impact of age at illness and acute medical complications on the long term outcome
Journal name Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1355-6177
Publication date 1997
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 3
Issue 2
Start page 147
End page 158
Total pages 12
Place of publication Cambridge, United Kingdom
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Language eng
Abstract This study compared postmeningitic children (N = 130) with grade and sex matched controls (N = 130) selected from target children's schools on measures of intellectual, linguistic, learning, and reading skills. Results showed that children with a history of meningitis are at greater risk for impairment in these areas, with experience of the disease prior to 12 months of age being an important risk factor. Within the postmeningitic sample presence of medical complications was associated with poorer verbal abilities. Finally, a significant relationship was identified between depressed language skills and later educational difficulty, with these findings interpreted with respect to both developmental and neuropsychological principles.
Keyword Child development
Meningitis
Neuropsychological sequelae
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences -- Publications
 
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