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Unformatted text preview: o Iatrogenically, e.g. at lumbar puncture Symptoms & signs: These are specific to meningeal inflammation: Fever; Headache; Vomiting; Photophobia; Neurological deficits; Convulsions; Loss of consciousness. In others, they may occur in relation to systemic involvement, e.g. rash. It is often associated with a rise in intracranial pressure results in major damage to neural tissue. Post-inflammatory fibrosis may obstruct drainage pathways for CSF ---- Hydrocephalus Diagnosis: Meningitis is often suspected clinically, but it is confirmed by cytological, biochemical & bacteriological examination of CSF. Prognosis : This depends upon cause, age, immunological status of patient & stage of disease...
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- Fall '10
- Anthropology, Common infectious causes, intracranial pressure results