The effect of lumbar puncture procedure on blood glucose level and leukocyte count in infants.

@article{Shohat1987TheEO,
  title={The effect of lumbar puncture procedure on blood glucose level and leukocyte count in infants.},
  author={Mordechai Shohat and Zachary D. Goodman and Hana Rogovin and Menachem Nitzan},
  journal={Clinical pediatrics},
  year={1987},
  volume={26 9},
  pages={477-9}
}
Blood glucose level, urea concentration, and total white blood cell count were determined both before and 10-15 minutes after lumbar puncture (LP) procedure in 26 infants suspected of having meningitis. There was a significant (p less than 0.001) increase in the peripheral white blood cell (WBC) count (mean +/- standard deviation) from 10,960 +/- 3,500… CONTINUE READING