Lumbar puncture in children with periorbital and orbital cellulitis.

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OBJECTIVE To measure the frequency with which lumbar puncture (LP) was performed in children with periorbital and orbital cellulitis in the years 1979 through 1991, and to examine its value as a diagnostic test in these patients. DESIGN Retrospective review of both computerized discharge diagnoses and medical records. SETTING Tertiary care hospital… (More)

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