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Default Bacterial memingitis vs Viral Encephalitis algoritm

What do you think about this? do you agree?

Bacterial meningitis:
Blood culture-->Antibiotic-->Head CT scan-->LP
Blood culture-->LP-->Antibiotic (if head ct is not necessary)

Instead for suspected Herpetic encephalitis:
Blood culture-->head ct-->LP-->Acyclovir
"where there is a will, there is a way" [Popular proverb]
"For when I am weak, then I am strong" [2 Corinthians 12:10]
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