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How can you differentiate between bacterial meningitis and viral meningitis?

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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
5 doctors agree

In brief: Lab work

Blood work and the results of a spinal tap are the definitive way to differentiate between bacterial and viral meningitis.

In brief: Lab work

Blood work and the results of a spinal tap are the definitive way to differentiate between bacterial and viral meningitis.
Dr. Mike Bowman
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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
2 doctors agree

In brief: CSF

By CSF ( cerebrospinal fluid analysis) and cultures you can determine whether patient has bacterial or viral meningitis.

In brief: CSF

By CSF ( cerebrospinal fluid analysis) and cultures you can determine whether patient has bacterial or viral meningitis.
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