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If some1 had the begining of meningitis would an infection show up in blood test please?

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Depends on the kind

The peripheral white blood cell count can be elevated in the early stage of bacterial meningitis but the best test is analysis of cerebrospinal fluid obtained by spinal tap.

In brief: Depends on the kind

The peripheral white blood cell count can be elevated in the early stage of bacterial meningitis but the best test is analysis of cerebrospinal fluid obtained by spinal tap.
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