Diagnostic Tests for Meningitis


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Diagnostic Test list for Meningitis: The list of diagnostic tests mentioned in various sources as used in the diagnosis of Meningitis includes:

Tests and diagnosis discussion for 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.1

Diagnosis of Meningitis: medical news summaries: The following medical news items are relevant to diagnosis of Meningitis:



Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Meningococcal Disease (General): DBMD

Last revision: June 2, 2003

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