The ameliorating effect of lumbar puncture in viral meningitis

M. Jaffe, I. Srugo, E. Tirosh, Andrew Colin, Y. Tal

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Abstract

To test the hypothesis that lumbar puncture in viral meningitis results in symptomatic improvement, a group of 48 children was studied. Twenty-six patients had proved aseptic meningitis, and 22 had infections outside the central nervous system. Before and after lumbar puncture each subject was repeatedly scored for symptoms independently by the attending pediatrician and a parent. Marked symptomatic improvement in children with meningitis was demonstrated following lumbar puncture, while no significant change was demonstrated in the control group. The mechanism underlying this improvement is not clear; however, we consider a number of possible explanations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)682-685
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Diseases of Children
Volume143
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989
Externally publishedYes

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Viral Meningitis
Spinal Puncture
Aseptic Meningitis
Central Nervous System Infections
Meningitis
Control Groups

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Jaffe, M., Srugo, I., Tirosh, E., Colin, A., & Tal, Y. (1989). The ameliorating effect of lumbar puncture in viral meningitis. American Journal of Diseases of Children, 143(6), 682-685.

The ameliorating effect of lumbar puncture in viral meningitis. / Jaffe, M.; Srugo, I.; Tirosh, E.; Colin, Andrew; Tal, Y.

In: American Journal of Diseases of Children, Vol. 143, No. 6, 01.01.1989, p. 682-685.

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Jaffe, M, Srugo, I, Tirosh, E, Colin, A & Tal, Y 1989, 'The ameliorating effect of lumbar puncture in viral meningitis', American Journal of Diseases of Children, vol. 143, no. 6, pp. 682-685.
Jaffe M, Srugo I, Tirosh E, Colin A, Tal Y. The ameliorating effect of lumbar puncture in viral meningitis. American Journal of Diseases of Children. 1989 Jan 1;143(6):682-685.
Jaffe, M. ; Srugo, I. ; Tirosh, E. ; Colin, Andrew ; Tal, Y. / The ameliorating effect of lumbar puncture in viral meningitis. In: American Journal of Diseases of Children. 1989 ; Vol. 143, No. 6. pp. 682-685.
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