Are alcoholism and cirrhosis risk factors for meningitis?

Updated: Jul 16, 2019
  • Author: Rodrigo Hasbun, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Alcoholism and cirrhosis are risk factors for meningitis. Unfortunately, the multiple etiologies of fever and seizures in patients with alcoholism or cirrhosis make meningitis challenging to diagnose.


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