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1

Big 2 gross pathological findings of acute bacterial meningitis

-engorged vessels
-exudate (puss)

2

What molecule can form adhesions in the later stages of meningitis?

fibrin

3

What type of meningitis can commonly cause cranial nerve symptoms?

tuberculosis meningitis

4

Where is the exudate normally found in Tb meningitis?

basal area of brain (hence cranial nerve symptoms)

5

What are tuberculomas?

neoplasm-like tuberculoid abscess

6

What types of immune cells are commonly found in Tb meningitis?

mononuclear cells

7

What type of stain must be done to diagnose Tb meningitis?

acid-fast

8

What are the two possible gross and microscopic findings of viral meningitis?

-gross swelling
-some lymphocytic infiltration into meninges