Which physical exam findings suggest chronic meningitis?

Updated: Jul 16, 2019
  • Author: Rodrigo Hasbun, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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It is essential to perform careful general, systemic, and neurologic examinations, looking especially for the following:

  • Lymphadenopathy

  • Papilledema and tuberculomas during funduscopy

  • Meningismus

  • Cranial nerve palsies


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