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Author Bell, William E., author

Title Meningitis / William E. Bell
Published New York, N.Y. : McGraw-Hill Education LLC., c2019


Description 1 online resource : ill., figs., tables
Series McGraw-Hill's AccessScience
McGraw-Hill's AccessScience
Contents Causes and types -- Bacterial meningitis -- Other types -- AIDS -- Diagnosis and treatment -- Related Primary Literature -- Additional Reading
Summary Inflammation of the meninges. The meninges are protective membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord. Meningitis is the condition that arises when the meninges are infected by certain pathogenic organisms, leading to inflammation (swelling) [Fig. 1]. Diagnosis of meningitis is made from examination of a specimen of cerebrospinal fluid that is found in the subarachnoid space. The fluid sample is obtained by lumbar puncture (spinal tap) or, less commonly, by a ventricular tap, which requires passage of a needle into the brain tissue. Certain types of meningitis are associated with distinctive abnormalities in the cerebrospinal fluid. With certain types of meningitis, especially bacterial, the causative organism can usually be recovered from the fluid
Notes Previous versions published in June 2014
Event Originally produced by William E. Bell in 2019
Notes In English
Subject Meningitis -- Diagnosis.
Meningitis -- Diagnosis
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