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How can doctors tell the difference between bacterial meningitis and viral meningitis?

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Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: Lumbar Puncture

Though the history can be similar- the profile on the lumbar puncture usually will aallow differentiation.

In brief: Lumbar Puncture

Though the history can be similar- the profile on the lumbar puncture usually will aallow differentiation.
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Dr. Seth Zeidman
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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
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In brief: Cerebrospinal fluid

CSF analysis will distinguish between bacterial and viral causes.
Also CSF cultures most probably will be positive in bacterial cultures.

In brief: Cerebrospinal fluid

CSF analysis will distinguish between bacterial and viral causes.
Also CSF cultures most probably will be positive in bacterial cultures.
Dr. Gutti Rao
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