Meningitis : Causative Agents and Lab diagnosis

Objective 1: To list the important causative agents of meningitis. TYPES OF MENINGITIS Acute Pyogenic Meningitis Aseptic Meningitis Chronic Meningitis Tuberculous Fungal Syphillitic Protozoal Helminthe Causative agents of acute pyogenic meningitis • Neonates– Escherichia coli– Group B streptococci– Listeria monocytogenes– Streptococcus pneumoniae • Children– Neisseria meningitidis– Streptococcus pneumoniae,– Haemophilus influenzae • Adults– Streptococcus pneumoniae,– Neisseria meningitidis • Elderly– Listeria species…