Beta-glucuronidase in the diagnosis of bacterial meningitis and response to treatment.

@article{Beratis2003BetaglucuronidaseIT,
  title={Beta-glucuronidase in the diagnosis of bacterial meningitis and response to treatment.},
  author={Nicholas G. Beratis and Maria I Eliopoulou and George A. Syrogiannopoulos},
  journal={Acta paediatrica},
  year={2003},
  volume={92 11},
  pages={1272-6}
}
AIM Beta-glucuronidase activity is increased in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of patients with bacterial meningitis. The aim of this study was to investigate the beta-glucuronidase activity in the cell-free CSF of bacterial meningitis and its course during treatment, and compare it with other CSF parameters. METHODS The beta-glucuronidase activity, cell number, protein concentration and CSF/blood glucose ratio were measured in 43 consecutive infants and children with bacterial meningitis, and… CONTINUE READING