Acute Bacterial and Viral Meningitis

  title={Acute Bacterial and Viral Meningitis},
  author={Russell E. Bartt},
  journal={Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology},
  • R. Bartt
  • Published 1 December 2012
  • Medicine
  • Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
Purpose of Review: Most cases of acute meningitis are infectious and result from a potentially wide range of bacterial and viral pathogens. The organized approach to the patient with suspected meningitis enables the prompt administration of antibiotics, possibly corticosteroids, and diagnostic testing with neuroimaging and spinal fluid analysis. Recent Findings: Acute meningitis is infectious in most cases and caused by a potentially wide range of bacterial and viral pathogens. Shifts in the… 

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