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Cerebrospinal fluid in partially treated meningitis

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The important features to recognise are those of clinical meningitis, combined with an unusual cerebrospinal fluid analysis.

Typically there might be:

  • cellular profile of an infection:
    • raised polymorphs or lymphocytes
  • biochemical profile of infection - lowered glucose
  • absence of organisms

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