What should a physical exam for meningitis include?

Updated: Jul 16, 2019
  • Author: Rodrigo Hasbun, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Answer

The examination should evaluate the following:

  • Focal neurologic signs

  • Signs of meningeal irritation

  • Systemic and extracranial findings

  • Level of consciousness


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