COMPLICATION OF NEONATAL BACTERIAL MENINGITIS

Lejla Dostović Hamidović

Abstract


Acute bacterial meningitis is more frequent in the neonatal period than in any other time of life, and despite the progress of diagnosis and treatment remains a significant cause of mortality and morbidity. The etiology is complex, and the immaturity of the immune system, prematurity and the absence of specific clinical signs contributes to the incidence of disease. Meningitis in infants may progress to serious complications that result in permanent psychomotor impairment. After recovery from the disease, careful screening of neurological, cognitive and developmental deficits must be conducted as part of routine pediatric practice over a period of many years. The aim of the study was to demonstrate the complications of acute phase of neonatal meningitis and their possible long-term effects on child development.

Key words: meningitis, newborn, complication

 




DOI: 10.5457/ams.v45iSuppl. 1.374