What is the role of EEG 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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EEG is sometimes indicated to evaluate for seizure activity. Indications include persistent depressed mental status without obvious evidence of seizure activity. Nonconvulsive status epilepticus is common in this population, although altered mental status is more often caused by metabolic disarray.


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