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Meningitis

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Common microbes of viral meningitis? enterovirus (most common), arbovirus, HSV-2
Common microbes of adult bacterial meningitis? strep pneumo and Neisseria menigitidis
Common microbes of neonatal bacterial menigitis? GBS and gram negative bacilli
CSF cell differential for viral meningitisWBC count less than 500 cells, lymphocytic predominance
CSF cell differential for bacterial meningitisWBC count greater than 1000
CSF glucose and protein in viral meningitisglucose levels are normal or slightly reduced and protein is generally less than 150
CSF glucose and protein in bacterial menigitisglucose levels less than 45 and protein greater than 250
CSF gram stain and culture of viral meningitisno organisms
CSF gram stain and culture of bacterial meningitisusually positive for a specific organism
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