Types of Meningitis

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Typical Cerebrospinal Fluid Findings in Various Types of Meningitis

TestBacterialViralFungalTubercular
Opening pressure
Elevated
Usually normal
Variable
Variable
White blood cell count
≥1,000 per mm3
<100 per mm3
Variable
Variable
Cell differential
Predominance of PMNs*
Predominance of lymphocytes†
Predominance of lymphocytes
Predominance of lymphocytes
Protein
Mild to marked elevation
Normal to elevated
Elevated
Elevated
CSF-to-serum glucose ratio
Normal to marked decrease
Usually normal
Low
Low

CSF = cerebrospinal fluid; PMNs = polymorphonucleocytes.
*—Lymphocytosis present 10 percent of the time.
†—PMNs may predominate early in the course.



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