What are the subtypes of acute bacterial meningitis?

Updated: Jul 16, 2019
  • Author: Rodrigo Hasbun, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Acute bacterial meningitis denotes a bacterial cause of this syndrome. This is usually characterized by an acute onset of meningeal symptoms and neutrophilic pleocytosis. Depending on the specific bacterial cause, the syndrome may be called, for example, any of the following:

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