Meningitis and Encephalitis: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment


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A spinal tap reveals an elevated amount of white blood cells, bacteria, and proteins. We may assume that:

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1. One of the best ways to diagnose meningitis or encephalitis is through:

2. The fluid that is tapped in the lumbar tap procedure is called:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of meningitis and the causes of meningitis and encephalitis.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • What a spinal tap tells doctors
  • Best diagnostic tool to diagnose meningitis and encephalitis
  • Fluid that is taken from a lumbar tap procedure
  • Causes of meningitis and encephalitis
  • Inflammation of the brain

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related meningitis and encephalitis lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about spinal taps in a different light
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the causes of meningitis and encephalitis

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the lesson Meningitis and Encephalitis: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify what meningitis and encephalitis are and how they affect the body
  • Review the causes of meningitis and encephalitis such as toxins, cancer and viruses
  • Recall the signs and symptoms of meningitis and encephalitis such as confusion, seizure and paralysis
  • Understand how meningitis and encephalitis are diagnosed
  • Learn about how meningitis and encephalitis are treated