Characterization and Differential Diagnosis of Postneurosurgical Meningitis

2014-08-27 03:13:45 | BioPortfolio


Meningitis is a rare complication following neurosurgical procedures and is associated with high morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study is to describe the clinical characteristics and microbiological characteristics in patients who develope meningitis following neurosurgical operations, and investigate the useful tips for the differential diagnosis of postneurosurgical meningitis.


Besides description of characteristics of patients with postneurosurgical patients, we also will investigate the usefulness of prolonged cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) culture, and profiles of blood and CSF inflammatory markers for the differential diagnosis of meningitis. CSF culture will be extended upto 2 weeks. Serum procalcitonin and C-reactive protein, CSF adenosine deaminase levels will be monitored and analyzed for the differential diagnosis of meningitis.

Study Design

Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective




Asan Medical Center
Korea, Republic of




Asan Medical Center

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:13:45-0400

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