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Brain Computed Tomography (CT) is routinely requested before Lumbar Puncture (LP) to rule out increased intracranial pressure. However, normal brain radiography does not abate the risk of herniation and unnecessarily delays the course of treatment. Thus, the primary aims of this study were to evaluate the frequency of brain CT scan abnormalities in children with suspected meningitis and to assess under what circumstances such changes are expected, with a secondary aim of reducing unnecessarydoi:10.2991/dsahmj.k.200922.001 fatcat:jzzo3jqi6bda5nyjgvgv4q7vjy