Using a long, thin needle inserted into the lower back to withdraw spinal fluid (lumbar puncture) will reveal increased white blood cells and no bacteria (aseptic meningitis).
For this reason, aseptic technique must be followed strictly, and a lumbar puncture should never be performed at the site of a localized skin lesion.
When poliovirus causes only the minor illness or simple aseptic meningitis, the patient can be expected to recover completely.
Some extreme complications can occur with this common childhood disease, including Aseptic meningitis and encephalitis.
A second study in Finland showed that the vaccine is also not associated with aseptic meningitis or encephalitis.
Nonparalytic poliomyelitis cannot be distinguished clinically from aseptic meningitis due to other agents.
The term aseptic is used to differentiate this type of meningitis from those caused by bacteria.
That it be aseptic and in a condition so sound that it is able to undertake the process of healing itself after the operation has been performed.
If the dead part be protected from the ingress of putrefactive organisms, however, it separates from that which is living without the ordinary evidences of gangrene, and is then known as an " aseptic slough."
Recent work has shown it is too feeble to be relied upon alone, but where really efficient antiseptics, such as mercuric chloride and iodide, and carbolic acid, have been already employed, boracic acid (which, unlike these, is non-poisonous and non-irritant) may legitimately be used to maintain the aseptic or non-bacterial condition which they have obtained.