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AmpathChat #32 - Diagnosing Acute Bacterial Meningitis - The Value Of Multiplex PCR

Infectious Diseases

Feb 28, 2017 | Infectious Diseases

Dr Craig Corcoran & Dr Marcelle Myburgh

Acute meningitis is generally defined as having compatible symptoms for less than seven days’ duration and can be caused by a variety of bacterial, viral and fungal pathogens. Acute bacterial meningitis is a medical emergency that requires early administration of antibiotics and hospital referral for investigation and further therapy.

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