Flashcards in Neurological Disorders - Viral Meningitis Deck (7):
What might appear and remain normal in CSF in viral meningitis?
Moderately inc proteins
Glucose levels remain the same because viruses do not use up glucose
What is viral meningitis also called?
Which virus commonly causes viral meningitis?
Does viral meningitis usually need antiviral drugs?
No. It is self limiting. Should go away within a couple weeks with symptomatic treatment and monitoring for complications.
What's the treatment for viral meningitis?
Monitor for complications
What is the patho of viral meningitis?
Viruses take over and lyse cells leading to inflammation and damage. Exudate is formed but is not purulent