Which procedure is indicated when bacterial meningitis is suspected in a patient with sepsis/septic shock?

Updated: Oct 07, 2020
  • Author: Andre Kalil, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Michael R Pinsky, MD, CM, Dr(HC), FCCP, FAPS, MCCM  more...
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If bacterial meningitis is strongly suspected, a lumbar puncture should be performed promptly, without any delay to obtain a CT scan.

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