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Testing for meningitis during pregnancy. How do they do it?

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Dr. Kevin Windisch
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In brief: Spinal tap

Meningitis is diagnosed with a spinal tap or lumbar puncture.
This procedure is similar (but not as complex to perform) as a spinal epidural given for anesthesia during labor.

In brief: Spinal tap

Meningitis is diagnosed with a spinal tap or lumbar puncture.
This procedure is similar (but not as complex to perform) as a spinal epidural given for anesthesia during labor.
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