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How is meningitis diagnosed usually?
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Dr. Louis Krenn
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In brief: Lumbar puncture
Meningitis is diagnosed by obtaining fluid from around the spinal cord during a procedure called a lumbar puncture.
The fluid is then analyzed for bacteria, viruses, and signs of infection.

In brief: Lumbar puncture
Meningitis is diagnosed by obtaining fluid from around the spinal cord during a procedure called a lumbar puncture.
The fluid is then analyzed for bacteria, viruses, and signs of infection.
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