Differentiation of aseptic and bacterial meningitis in postoperative neurosurgical patients.

@article{Ross1988DifferentiationOA,
  title={Differentiation of aseptic and bacterial meningitis in postoperative neurosurgical patients.},
  author={Donald A. Ross and Harold Rosegay and Vicente Pons},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={1988},
  volume={69 5},
  pages={669-74}
}
The differentiation of bacterial from aseptic meningitis in postoperative neurosurgical patients has traditionally been based on the clinical setting, a recent history of steroid administration, and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) studies, including the total and differential leukocyte counts, Gram stain, glucose, and total protein. Recent reports questioning both the validity of a relative CSF lymphocytosis in excluding bacterial meningitis and the usefulness of standard CSF testing prompted the… CONTINUE READING

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