Nine children who had enteroviral meningitis during the first three months of life and nine matched control children were evaluated for possible sequelae of their infection. The mean age of the children with meningitis was 46.67 months at the time of testing and that of the control subjects was 47.33 months. The mean IQ level of 89.67 in the children with meningitis was comparable to 92.78 obtained in the control children. Receptive vocabulary testing suggested that the receptive language functioning of the group with meningitis was significantly less than that of the control group. There was no significant difference in head circumference, no detectable sensorineural hearing loss, and no detected difference in intellectual functioning between the meningitis group and matched control subjects.
- Received May 5, 1980.
- Accepted August 15, 1980.
- Copyright © 1981 by the American Academy of Pediatrics