The assignment of a case of a disease to a diagnostic class depends on the degree of similarity of this case with the average profile of the cases of all the conceivable diagnostic classes. Such an average profile has been built of the tubercular and viral etiologies of the clear liquid meningitis, by using 18 (anamnestic, objective and laboratory) indicators, the identifying value of which has been established through the analysis of 105 cases of clear cerebrospinal fluid meningitis with an ascertained etiology. This has supplied a taxonomic criterion of the etiological diagnosis of the clear cerebrospinal fluid meningitis, which turns out to be independent from the frequencies presented by the individual etiologies when observed clinically.
|Translated title of the contribution||Prediction of the tubercular etiology in the clear cerebro spinal fluid meningitis|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Giornale di Malattie Infettive e Parassitarie|
|Publication status||Published - 1982|
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