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Is there a simple way to tell if I have viral or bacterial meningitis?
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In brief: Yes
The history, clinical exam and spinal tap make the diagnosis.

In brief: Yes
The history, clinical exam and spinal tap make the diagnosis.
Dr. William Shaffer
Dr. William Shaffer
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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Exam of CSF
Exam and culture of cerebrospinal fluid obtained by spinal tapping would generally allow the distinction.

In brief: Exam of CSF
Exam and culture of cerebrospinal fluid obtained by spinal tapping would generally allow the distinction.
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park
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Dr. John Leander Po
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
In brief: Depends on "simple"
A lumbar puncture to obtain cerebropsinal fluid (CSF) for analysis is the saimplest way to determine if a person has a viral or bacterial meningitis.

In brief: Depends on "simple"
A lumbar puncture to obtain cerebropsinal fluid (CSF) for analysis is the saimplest way to determine if a person has a viral or bacterial meningitis.
Dr. John Leander Po
Dr. John Leander Po
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