What is the role of serum glucose measurement in the workup of Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) meningitis?

Updated: Jul 09, 2018
  • Author: Prateek Lohia, MD, MHA; Chief Editor: Niranjan N Singh, MBBS, MD, DM, FAHS, FAANEM  more...
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Serum glucose values should be measured, for the sake of comparison with cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) glucose levels (see below). Serum glucose values are often abnormal (low or high) in cases of acute bacterial meningitis.


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