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Diagnosis of Bacterial meningitis

Diagnostic Test list for Bacterial meningitis:

The list of medical tests mentioned in various sources as used in the diagnosis of Bacterial meningitis includes:

Tests and diagnosis discussion for Bacterial meningitis:

Early diagnosis and treatment are very important. If symptoms occur, the patient should see a doctor immediately. The diagnosis is usually made by growing bacteria from a sample of spinal fluid. The spinal fluid is obtained by performing a spinal tap, in which a needle is inserted into an area in the lower back where fluid in the spinal canal is readily accessible. Identification of the type of bacteria responsible is important for selection of correct antibiotics. (Source: excerpt from Meningococcal Disease (General): DBMD)

Diagnosis of Bacterial meningitis: medical news summaries:

The following medical news items are relevant to diagnosis and misdiagnosis issues for Bacterial meningitis:


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