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How do you diagnose meningitis?

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Dr. Zachariah George
Neurosurgery
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In brief: LP

A lumbar puncture for CSF is done.
And the CSF is analyzed. However meningitis is an emergency and in a clinical history that fits antibiotics should be started as soon as possible to decrease morbidity.

In brief: LP

A lumbar puncture for CSF is done.
And the CSF is analyzed. However meningitis is an emergency and in a clinical history that fits antibiotics should be started as soon as possible to decrease morbidity.
Dr. Zachariah George
Dr. Zachariah George
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Dr. Willam Lau
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Spinal tap

Lumbar punctures or spinal taps obtain cerebrospinal fluid for analysis including cultures which usually identifies the causative organism.

In brief: Spinal tap

Lumbar punctures or spinal taps obtain cerebrospinal fluid for analysis including cultures which usually identifies the causative organism.
Dr. Willam Lau
Dr. Willam Lau
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