Cerebrospinal fluid lactate level in childhood purulent meningitis.


Cerebrospinal fluid lactate was determined in 54 pediatric patients by means of enzymatic method of Marbach and Weil. The mean value of cerebrospinal fluid lactate in 13 purulent meningitis patients was 80.4 mg/dl, in 9 clinical purulent meningitis patients was 72.7 mg/dl, in 18 non-purulent meningitis patients and 14 controls were 17.0 and 11.8 mg/dl… (More)