Meningitis diagnosis

by Cathy Parkes January 24, 2019

LevelUpRN Meningitis Tip of the Day Diagnosis of meningitis is done by analyzing the patient's CSF (cerebrospinal fluid). With bacterial meningitis, the CSF will be cloud and will have decreased glucose content.

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