CSF beta-glucuronidase assay in the diagnosis of neoplastic meningitis.

@article{Shuttleworth1980CSFBA,
  title={CSF beta-glucuronidase assay in the diagnosis of neoplastic meningitis.},
  author={Edwin Shuttleworth and Norman Allen},
  journal={Archives of neurology},
  year={1980},
  volume={37 11},
  pages={684-7}
}
The clinical value of CSF beta-glucuronidase assay in the differential diagnosis of chronic meningitis had been investigated over the past 20 years. Significant (P < .001), often marked, elevation of the enzyme level was found in the first sample submitted in 29 of 30 cases of neoplastic meningitis, irrespective of treatment (mean, 324 units), and in 12 of 14 untreated cases with meningeal lymphoma (mean, 174 units). On the other hand, untreated patients with chronic meningitis of other… CONTINUE READING

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