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Question: meningitits blood test


 anit - Mon Oct 18, 2004 12:34 pm

I was wondering if a normal blood test rules out meningitis. if they take a sample of your blood and everything is normal you wouldnt have meningitis right?
 Dr. Russell M - Mon Oct 18, 2004 11:02 pm

User avatar Hi!

Meningitis is usually confirmed from the laboratory examination of the cerebrospinal fluid and not by means of a blood test.

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