Lack of validity of standard corrections for white blood cell counts of blood-contaminated cerebrospinal fluid in infants.

@article{Novak1984LackOV,
  title={Lack of validity of standard corrections for white blood cell counts of blood-contaminated cerebrospinal fluid in infants.},
  author={Robert W Novak},
  journal={American journal of clinical pathology},
  year={1984},
  volume={82 1},
  pages={95-7}
}
  • Robert W Novak
  • Published 1984 in American journal of clinical pathology
An evaluation of the validity in infants of standard computations for the correction of white cell counts in blood-contaminated cerebrospinal fluid (traumatic lumbar puncture) was undertaken. In 39 infants with significant blood contamination (greater than 10(4) red blood cells/microL) and no evidence of bacterial meningitis, both calculated corrections based on simultaneously obtained complete blood counts and estimated corrections based on average values resulted in overcorrection in a… CONTINUE READING

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