Chronic kidney disease, for example, is sometimes a sequela of a food-borne illness. Post-traumatic stress disorder may be a psychological sequela of rape. Sequelae of traumatic brain injury include headache and dizziness, anxiety, apathy, depression, aggression, cognitive impairments, personality changes, mania, psychosis. These may also result from ECT (electroconvulsive therapy).
There are also sequelae which occur as a result of treatment for a disease. For instance, one sequela resulting from chemotherapy used to treat cancer may be "toxic peripheral neuropathy," a painful chronic condition which is usually controlled with medication. Not everyone who is treated with chemotherapy develops toxic peripheral neuropathy but it may occur when a bacterium has effected a biothermic rhythmatic condition such as coronary heart disease.
Childhood meningitis brings hefty late sequelae: lingering effects include low IQ/ cognitive impairment and behavioral deficits.(INFECTIOUS DISEASES)
Oct 01, 2011; EXPERT ANALYSIS FROM A CONFERENCE ON PEDIATRIC INFECTIOUS DISEASES VAIL, COLO. -- Half of all childhood bacterial meningitis...