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A, Pulsatile waveform before lumbar puncture on D12 (P2>P1), showing the presence of neurological symptoms.
vomiting, reluctance to feed, irritability, altered sensorium, were also common with other ailments like upper respiratory tract infections, urinary tract infections, acute gastroenteritis, and acute suppurative otitis media, hence raising the need for lumbar puncture to diagnose meningitis.
Lumbar puncture and post-dural puncture headaches: Implications for the emergency physician.
If the diagnosis is not clear from the imaging then a lumbar puncture can be considered.
PDPH was statistically significantly associated with number of attempts, experience of anaesthetist, position of patients or a traumatic lumbar puncture.
MRI findings in lumbar puncture headache syndrome: abnormal dural-meningeal and dural venous sinus enhancement.
Obtaining a lumbar puncture is often not needed for children with complex febrile seizures unless the child is under 12 months of age or other signs of central nervous system infection exist.
For those remaining 25 percent of cases that are borderline, a lumbar puncture testing spinal fluid may provide a more accurate estimate of the pathological diagnosis," McMillan stated.
There are physicians who feel that all HIV-infected patients should undergo lumbar puncture.
The tests and measures employed in the examination of patients prior to and after lumbar puncture provide input in the diagnosis of patients with NPH and whether patients will respond positively to shunt surgery.
Medically performed lumbar punctures are often used to confirm a diagnosis (meningitis, subarachnoid haemorrhage) whilst lumbar puncture performed by anaesthetists are usually a precedent to the injection of local anaesthetics into cerebrospinal fluid for spinal anaesthesia.
The results of the following laboratory investigations were extracted: syphilis serology, thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), WCC, serum sodium and creatinine, HIV status and lumbar puncture results.