D. Scott Moore, D.O., M.S. wrote:
> I had a nine year old with very similar CSF findings last week that
> ultimately had aseptic meningitis despite the high protein, relatively low
> glucose, high whites with a predominance of PMN's and only a few RBCs.
> Just thought that I would beat the dead horse! It is true that you can't be
> sure about the CSF findings.
To play Devil's Advocate, if this is the case, then why even do an LP at
all? Is it right to make a strong effort to convince families of the
appropriateness of an invasive test to not be able to "trust" the data
you get from the test?
Jeff Myers, D.O.
Dept. Of Emergency Medicine
Erie County Medical Center
Buffalo, NY 14215
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