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Chapter 3.7 : Cerebrospinal Fluid Cultures

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Abstract:

Bacterial meningitis is the result of infection of the meninges. Identification of the infecting agents is one of the most important functions of the diagnostic microbiology laboratory because acute meningitis is life-threatening.

Citation: Church D. 2016. Cerebrospinal Fluid Cultures, p 3.7.1-3.7.11. In Leber A (ed), Clinical Microbiology Procedures Handbook, Fourth Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555818814.ch3.7
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Tables

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Table 3.7–1

Common bacterial organisms causing acute meningitis by age or condition

Citation: Church D. 2016. Cerebrospinal Fluid Cultures, p 3.7.1-3.7.11. In Leber A (ed), Clinical Microbiology Procedures Handbook, Fourth Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555818814.ch3.7
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Table 3.7–2

Collection and test ordering guidelines for CSF specimens

Citation: Church D. 2016. Cerebrospinal Fluid Cultures, p 3.7.1-3.7.11. In Leber A (ed), Clinical Microbiology Procedures Handbook, Fourth Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555818814.ch3.7
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Table 3.7–3

Common types of central nervous system devices

Citation: Church D. 2016. Cerebrospinal Fluid Cultures, p 3.7.1-3.7.11. In Leber A (ed), Clinical Microbiology Procedures Handbook, Fourth Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555818814.ch3.7

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