Meningitis Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Nov 16, 2021
  • Author: Shikha S Vasudeva, MBBS; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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DDx

Diagnostic Considerations

Diagnoses to consider aside from meningitis include the following:

  • Noninfectious meningitis, including medication-induced meningeal inflammation
  • Meningeal carcinomatosis
  • Central nervous system (CNS) vasculitis
  • Stroke
  • Encephalitis
  • All causes of altered mental status and coma
  • Leptospirosis
  • Subdural empyema
  • Parameningeal foci of infection
  • Seizures
  • Migraine
  • Infective endocarditis

Differential Diagnoses

 

Workup

Differential Diagnoses