gram-negative meningitis

gram-negative meningitis

Infectious disease An acute meningitis caused by coliform bacteria–eg E coli, Enterobacter aerogenes, P aeruginosa, Proteus morgagni, K pneumoniae; GNM starts elsewhere the body and spreads to the brain or spinal cord via the bloodstream Risk factors Recent neurosurgery, open head trauma, CSF shunts, UTIs in children Clinical Fever, severe headache, N&V, stiff neck, photophobia, change in mental status Lab Bacteria, PMNs in CSF Management Antibiotics Complications Endotoxic shock, brain abscess. See Meningitis.
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To assess the ability of CSF CRP to differentiate gram-positive from gram-negative meningitis, we compared CRP concentrations in the blood and CSF, along with CSF nitric oxide (NO), protein, glucose, and leukocyte count, in 17 consecutive patients (age range, 2 months to 47 years) with suspected bacterial meningitis and in noninfected controls.
NO may be involved in this mechanism because its concentration in CSF is higher in gram-negative meningitis.

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