Blood tests are not always helpful in predicting bacterial meningitis in children.

@article{Yousif2016BloodTA,
  title={Blood tests are not always helpful in predicting bacterial meningitis in children.},
  author={Taha Ibrahim Yousif and Katie O'Reilly and M. Shahroz Nadeem},
  journal={Sudanese journal of paediatrics},
  year={2016},
  volume={16 2},
  pages={77-79}
}
Bacterial meningitis is characterized by inflammation of the meninges covering the brain. It is a life-threatening illness, if untreated. The aim of this study was to examine whether blood tests including C-reactive protein (CRP) and full blood count (FBC) predict bacterial meningitis in children. We also examined the relationship between cerebrospinal… CONTINUE READING