What is the role of intracranial pressure monitored in the management of viral meningitis?

Updated: Jul 17, 2018
  • Author: Cordia Wan, MD; Chief Editor: Niranjan N Singh, MBBS, MD, DM, FAHS, FAANEM  more...
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Intracranial pressure monitoring is rarely needed in patients with meningoencephalitis complicated by cerebral edema. The risks of intracranial hemorrhage in cases with coagulopathy often outweigh the diagnostic benefit of the monitor. The monitor should be placed under strictly sterile conditions by a neurosurgeon or neurointensivist.


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