General and Systemic Histopathology, C601&C602
    Slide 90: Acute meningitis
    Here you see the unbelievably expanded subarachnoid space containing numerous polymorphonuclear leukocytes.   What do you suspect the exudate looked like grossly? 

    See this slide with the virtual microscope.

    This slide shows a profound acute inflammatory infiltrate associated with Hemophilus influenza meningitis. The organism most likely gained entrance into the subarachnoid space by way of the blood stream. The child with this condition died shortly after being admitted to the hospital, despite vigorous antibiotic therapy. Unfortunately, the child was not brought in until he was virtually moribund. You should have no trouble finding the polymorphonuclear leukocytes in this slide.

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