Once there is a suspicion of acute bacterial meningitis, blood samples must be taken for culture in addition to an immediate lumbar puncture to determine whether the CSF finding is consistent with the clinical diagnosis.
What does ABM stand for?
ABM stands for Acute Bacterial Meningitis
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Samples in periodicals archive:
Acute bacterial meningitis (ABM) is a major cause of illness and death in children in sub-Saharan Africa (1,2).
Results: Analysis of 267 CSF samples obtained from suspected cases of acute bacterial meningitis revealed 94 per cent concordance in results for conventional (Gram stain and culture) and molecular methods.
2002;347:1549-56) has demonstrated that adjunctive dexamethasone improved outcomes in adults with acute bacterial meningitis, giving us evidence-based medicine to back this treatment, she said.
And in January, Joanna Watson, aged 15, of Yardley Wood Road, Yardley Wood, died from acute bacterial meningitis after collapsing at home.
He was diagnosed as suffering acute bacterial meningitis caused by a staph infection and was treated with antibiotics.
TOKYO, July 5 Kyodo Prince Mikasa, an uncle of Emperor Akihito, who was hospitalized Thursday, has acute bacterial meningitis caused by a staph infection, the Imperial Household Agency said Friday.
[FIGURE 2 OMITTED] One specimen, obtained by lumbar puncture from a 1-year-old infant with acute bacterial meningitis, showed gram-positive diplococci, and the UF-100 counted 2352 bacteria/[micro]L, but the culture remained negative after 7 days.