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Effect of meningitis in infancy on school-leaving examination results
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    Would be even more useful if broken down by organism

    The article by de Louvois et al is very useful in quantifying the long-term effects on achievement of meningitis.1 It adds to their previous work,2, 3 and will be much appreciated by those advising parents of infants who have, or have had, bacterial meningitis; and it should also be useful to those planning for their education and longer-term health care.

    I suspect that the reason why little evidence...

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    Meningitis and Learning
    • Suellen Gifford, Mother
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      • Judy Davies, Doctor Amanda Kirby (Patron)

    Dear Editor,

    Fantastic that this research is being made but the association of learning disability and meningitis has long been recognised through the Dyspraxia society worldwide. Judy Davies, co-ordinator of the New Zealand Dyspraxia society has spoken at many public meetings and always acknowledges meningitis in infants as one of the prime causes. With a reader/writer for exams and computer assistance and a lot...

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