• Certification after Meningitis/Encephalitis/Brain abscess

    Once there has been clinical resolution of the infection with no lasting neurological deficit the remaining risk is the development of epilepsy.  Aseptic viral meningitis carries no significant risk, bacterial (pyogenic) meningitis a small increase, viral encephalitis a moderate risk and cerebral abscess a high risk.  

     Condition  Class 1
     Aseptic viral meningitis  Unrestricted after 6 months
     Bacterial meningitis
       - Without seizure
       - With seizure (in acute phase) 
     Unrestricted after 12 months
     OML after 2 years & unrestricted after 5 years 

     Viral Encephalitis
       - Without seizure
       - With seizure (in acute phase) 

     OML after 18 months & unrestricted after 5 years
     OML after 3 years & unrestricted not possible
     Cerebral abscess  Not possible