TABLE 25-2. COMPLICATIONS OF PURULENT MENINGITIS

  1. Cerebral edema (may lead to herniation)
  2. Vasculitis
  3. Hydrocephalus
  4. Cranial nerve palsies
  5. Subdural effusion or empyema
  6. Disseminated intravascular clotting
  7. Lactic acidosis
  8. Inappropriate ADH secretion
  9. Diabetes insipidus
  10. Residual findings
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