Interpretation of Traumatic Lumbar Puncture

Pediatric Neurology Briefs. 2003;17(3):22-23 DOI 10.15844/pedneurbriefs-17-3-6


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Journal Title: Pediatric Neurology Briefs

ISSN: 1043-3155 (Print); 2166-6482 (Online)

Publisher: Pediatric Neurology Briefs Publishers

LCC Subject Category: Medicine: Pediatrics

Country of publisher: United States

Language of fulltext: English

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J Gordon Millichap (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)


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Abstract | Full Text

The records of two cohorts of children who received lumbar puncture (LP) for suspected meningitis at Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL, were reviewed retrospectively to determine the value of a ratio of observed to predicted (O:P) cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) white blood cells (WBC) after a traumatic LP in the differentiation of children with and without meningitis.