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1

What might appear and remain normal in CSF in viral meningitis?

Moderately inc proteins
Lymphocytes (viral)
Glucose levels remain the same because viruses do not use up glucose

2

What is viral meningitis also called?

Aseptic meningitis

3

Which virus commonly causes viral meningitis?

Mumps virus

4

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.

5

What's the treatment for viral meningitis?

Symptomatic treatment
Monitor for complications

6

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

7

Why are the manifestations of viral meningitis less severe?

Due to less exudate (serous exudate)