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Clinical microbiology review: Meningeal infections

Author
Stephen B Calderwood, MD
Section Editor
Daniel J Sexton, MD
Deputy Editor
Anna R Thorner, MD

CASE 1

This 65 year-old man with multiple myeloma presented with fever, confusion, and meningismus. What does the Gram's stain of the cerebrospinal fluid show? Question:. Answer:.

CASE 2

This 19 year-old female college student presented with fever, petechial rash, and headache. What does the Gram's stain of the cerebrospinal fluid show? Question:. Answer:.

CASE 3

This unvaccinated 3 year-old boy presented with fever, headache, and somnolence. What does the Gram's stain of the cerebrospinal fluid show? Question:. Answer:.

CASE 4

This neonate was irritable, feeding poorly, and had low-grade fever. What does the Gram's stain of the cerebrospinal fluid show? Question:. Answer:.

CASE 5

This 38 year-old female was receiving high-dose steroids for inflammatory bowel disease, and presented with fever, headache, and meningismus. What does the Gram's stain of the cerebrospinal fluid show? Question: Answer:.

 
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Literature review current through: Sep 2017. | This topic last updated: Dec 19, 1997.
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