Absolute neutrophil count in aseptic and bacterial meningitis related to time of lumbar puncture.


Previous studies have demonstrated that during the first 24 hours of illness caused by aseptic meningitis, polymorphonuclear cells predominate in cerebrospinal fluid and decline afterward. To test the hypothesis that the absolute neutrophil count and percentage of polymorphonuclear cells in cerebrospinal fluid of bacterial meningitis patients are elevated… (More)


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