Aseptic Meningitis Questions & Answers

Updated: Mar 01, 2021
  • Author: Nitin Butala, MBBS, MS; Chief Editor: Niranjan N Singh, MBBS, MD, DM, FAHS, FAANEM  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is the role of brucellosis in the etiology of aseptic meningitis?

What is aseptic meningitis?

What is the role of viral infection in the etiology of aseptic meningitis?

What is the role of arboviruses in the etiology of aseptic meningitis?

What is drug-induced aseptic meningitis?

What causes aseptic meningitis in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)?

What is Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada syndrome?

What is the prevalence of aseptic meningitis in Behçet syndrome?

What is Mollaret meningitis?

What is iatrogenic aseptic meningitis?

Which viruses cause aseptic meningitis?

Which bacteria cause aseptic meningitis?

Which fungi cause aseptic meningitis?

Which parasites cause aseptic meningitis?

Which drugs cause aseptic meningitis?

Which systemic diseases cause aseptic meningitis?

What are miscellaneous causes of aseptic meningitis?

What is the prevalence of aseptic meningitis?

What is the prognosis of aseptic meningitis?

What are the possible complications of aseptic meningitis?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of aseptic meningitis?

What are the signs and symptoms of acute viral meningitis?

What are the meningeal signs of aseptic meningitis?

Which cutaneous findings are characteristic of aseptic meningitis?

DDX

How is Behçet syndrome diagnosed?

How is aseptic meningitis diagnosed?

How are the different types of viral aseptic meningitis differentiated?

How are nonviral infectious etiologies of aseptic meningitis diagnosed?

How is tuberculous meningitis diagnosed?

How is brucellosis meningitis diagnosed?

How is Lyme meningitis diagnosed?

How is ehrlichiosis meningitis diagnosed?

How is syphilitic meningitis diagnosed?

How is fungal meningitis diagnosed?

How is recurrent benign lymphocytic meningitis diagnosed?

What is synovitis-acne-pustulosis-hyperostosis-osteitis (SAPHO) syndrome?

How is Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada syndrome diagnosed?

How is Mollaret meningitis diagnosed?

Workup

What is the role of blood tests in the diagnosis of aseptic meningitis?

What is the role of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) studies in the diagnosis of aseptic meningitis?

What is the role of stool studies in the diagnosis of aseptic meningitis?

Which imaging studies are performed in the evaluation of aseptic meningitis?

When is tuberculosis testing indicated in the evaluation of aseptic meningitis?

Treatment

How is aseptic meningitis treated?

What is the role of antibiotics in the treatment of aseptic meningitis?

What is the role of antiviral therapy in the treatment of aseptic meningitis?

Which antibiotics are used in the treatment of aseptic meningitis?

What is the role of antifungal therapy in the treatment of aseptic meningitis?

What is the role of steroids in the treatment of aseptic meningitis?

How are complications of aseptic meningitis managed?

How is aseptic meningitis prevented?

Medications

What is the goal of drug treatment for aseptic meningitis?

Which medications in the drug class Acetaminophen (Aspirin-Free Anacin Extra Strength, FeverAll, Rapimed Junior, Tylenol) are used in the treatment of Aseptic Meningitis?

Which medications in the drug class Anticonvulsants, Other are used in the treatment of Aseptic Meningitis?

Which medications in the drug class Corticosteroids are used in the treatment of Aseptic Meningitis?

Which medications in the drug class Antitubercular Agents are used in the treatment of Aseptic Meningitis?

Which medications in the drug class Antifungals, Systemic are used in the treatment of Aseptic Meningitis?

Which medications in the drug class Antivirals are used in the treatment of Aseptic Meningitis?

Which medications in the drug class Antibiotics are used in the treatment of Aseptic Meningitis?