What are other tests used in the workup of meningococcal meningitis?

Updated: Jul 16, 2018
  • Author: Francisco de Assis Aquino Gondim, MD, PhD, MSc, FAAN; Chief Editor: Niranjan N Singh, MBBS, MD, DM, FAHS, FAANEM  more...
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An electroencephalogram (EEG) study is sometimes useful to document irritable electrical patterns that may predispose the patient to seizures. Periodic complexes and periodic lateralizing epileptiform discharges (PLEDs) may be suggestive of encephalitis caused by herpes simplex virus.


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