The value of initial laboratory investigations in the management of meningitis.

  • Fred J Nye
  • Published 1983 in The Journal of infection
The results of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) examination and other initial laboratory investigations have been analysed in one hundred and forty-nine patients with meningitis. The CSF differential leucocyte count clearly distinguished between bacterial and viral meningitis in 92 per cent of patients evaluated: CSF glucose and protein concentrations were less… (More)