What is the role of CSF constituent testing 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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Various studies have been published concerning the utility of testing for fibrin degradation products, lactate dehydrogenase, creatine kinase, or other potential CSF constituents in evaluation of children who may have meningitis. As yet, no compelling evidence indicates that such testing is valuable.


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