Q: Which is more common in acute bacterial meningitis? (select one)
Concomitant abnormal laboratory findings are common in acute bacterial meningitis. It includes leucocytosis or leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, DIC, anion gap metabolic acidosis, and hyponatremia.
Presence of leukopenia and/or thrombocytopenia is correlated with poor outcomes. On the other hand, the presence of hyponatremia has no bearing and doesn't require treatment.
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