Which specialist consultations are needed for 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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Consultations may be sought from clinicians in the following fields:

  • Neurology - Seizure control, EEG, management of brain edema in refractory cases, neurointensive care

  • Neurosurgery - Placement of intracranial pressure monitor, CSF shunting or temporary drainage in patients with hydrocephalus, neurointensive care

  • Infectious disease - Control of epidemics, isolation of patient and contacts, choice of antibiotics in refractory or atypical cases

  • Neonatology - Any newborn or infant with severe viral meningitis requiring intensive care


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