What are the diagnostic challenges of meningitis?

Updated: Jul 16, 2019
  • Author: Rodrigo Hasbun, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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The diagnostic challenges in patients with clinical findings of meningitis are as follows:

  • Early identification and treatment of patients with acute bacterial meningitis

  • Assessing whether a treatable central nervous system (CNS) infection is present in those with suspected subacute or chronic meningitis

  • Identifying the causative organism

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