Bacterial meningitis in the absence of CSF pleocytosis.

@article{Fishbein1981BacterialMI,
  title={Bacterial meningitis in the absence of CSF pleocytosis.},
  author={Daniel B. Fishbein and Debra L Palmer and Keith M. Porter and William P. Reed},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={1981},
  volume={141 10},
  pages={1369-72}
}
Two cases of acute bacterial meningitis occurred with an absent CSF WBC response. To determine the incidence and clinical characteristics of such patients, 50 consecutive cases of meningitis were reviewed retrospectively. In addition to the two initially noted cases, five additional cases were found. In the seven cases, there were six or fewer cells, but bacteria were detected in the CSF. A distinctive clinical and laboratory syndrome emerged. All seven patients were either old or had Hodgkin's… CONTINUE READING

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