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Cerebrospinal fluid/blood glucose ratio as an indicator for bacterial meningitis.
BACKGROUND Bacterial meningitis is an emergent disease requiring prompt diagnosis and treatment with appropriate antimicrobials. Although the lumbar puncture is widely used as a diagnostic tool forExpand
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Absence of jolt accentuation of headache cannot accurately rule out meningitis in adults.
BACKGROUND Meningitis is a common emergency disease. Signs and symptoms easily observed at the bedside are needed because early recognition of the possibility of meningitis is necessary for theExpand
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Does This Adult Patient With Jolt Accentuation of Headache Have Acute Meningitis?
In order to identify appropriate candidates with suspected meningitis for lumbar puncture (LP), study designs and diagnostic values of jolt accentuation of headache (JA) were reviewed.
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Pneumococcal perihepatitis due to hematogeneous dissemination
Highlights • Perihepatitis can occur via hematogeneous dissemination of Streptococcus pneumoniae.• A blood culture is useful for clarifying the infection route and pathogens in perihepatitis.
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Fulminant community-acquired Acinetobacter baumannii pneumonia in a young woman
Fulminant community-acquired Acinetobacter baumannii pneumonia in a young woman Tetsuya Kashiyama , Hitoshi Kaneko , Hiromi Kihira , Fumio Goto 2 Takaie Kuki , Masako Sakurada 3 1 Department ofExpand