DAVID P. BAUMANN, M.D.; LESLIE C. KOCH, M.D.
Since the introduction of lumbar puncture as a diagnostic procedure, occasional cases of septic meningitis secondary to this manipulation have been reported. It is generally considered to be an extremely rare complication, despite the large number of lumbar punctures that are performed.
A 35 year old unemployed white man was admitted to Brown Hospital, Dayton, Ohio, at 3:00 a.m., April 7, 1949, complaining of severe headache and backache. Approximately 17 hours prior to admission the patient had had a diagnostic lumbar puncture, which had been done to evaluate the status of central nervous system syphilis. He felt well
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BAUMANN DP, KOCH LC. STREPTOCOCCAL MENINGITIS FOLLOWING DIAGNOSTIC LUMBAR PUNCTURE(STREPTOCOCCAL MENINGITIS FOLLOWING DIAGNOSTIC LUMBAR PUNCTURE*). Ann Intern Med. 1952;36:1090–1093. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-36-4-1090
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1952;36(4):1090-1093.
CNS Infections, Infectious Disease, Neurology, Streptococcal Infections.
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