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Differential Diagnosis between Acute Bacterial and Viral Meningitis Using the Model of Hoen et al.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

The distinction between acute bacterial and acute viral meningitis can be difficult. A model based on analysis of 500 cases of community acquired meningitis identified 4 independent variables which could be analyzed to give the probability of acute bacterial meningitis.

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