Evaluation of free radical status in CSF in childhood meningitis.

  title={Evaluation of free radical status in CSF in childhood meningitis.},
  author={G N Ray and Satinder Aneja and Meenakshi Jain and Sanjay Batra},
  journal={Annals of tropical paediatrics},
  volume={20 2},
The study was undertaken to investigate the possible role of free radicals and antioxidants in childhood meningitis. Sixty children suffering from acute bacterial meningitis (ABM) or tuberculous meningitis (TBM) according to their clinical and laboratory findings were enrolled in the study. The production of superoxide anions (O2.-), hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) and malondialdehyde (MDA) and the activities of xanthine oxidase (XO), superoxide dismutase (SOD) and glutathione peroxidase (GPx) were… CONTINUE READING