Question 9 - Reduction of Risk Potential Practice Test for the NCLEX-RN Exam

A 20-year-old female presents to the urgent care with complaints of fever, headache, vomiting, and a rash that has progressed over the past 24 hours. During her physical exam, she has positive Kernig and Brudzinski tests. A lumbar puncture is ordered. Which of these statements is the correct rationale for ordering this test that the nurse should explain to the patient?

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