The utility of cerebrospinal fluid parameters in the early microbiological assessment of meningitis

Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease, 05/25/2012

A WCC of <25 × 106/L was found to be optimal for excluding cryptococcal meningitis and a WCC of <10 × 106 for excluding viral meningitis. Decreased glucose concentration was found to be a poor indicator of the aetiological agent.

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