TITLE

Is lumbar puncture necessary for evaluation of early neonatal sepsis?

AUTHOR(S)
Ray, B.; Mangalore, J.; Harikumar, C.; Tuladhar, A.
PUB. DATE
December 2006
SOURCE
Archives of Disease in Childhood;Dec2006, Vol. 91 Issue 12, p1033
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on a study that examines the necessity of lumbar puncture to rule out meningitis in early neonatal sepsis. Based on data from Cochrane Library and Medline, septicemia in neonatal period can be indistinguishable from meningitis and lumbar puncture has been an invaluable tool to diagnose meningitis. With this, lumbar puncture in early neonatal sepsis who are being evaluated purely for perinatal risk factors is not needed. It should be undertaken in babies with severe illness.
ACCESSION #
23528921

 

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