H. W. GIERSON, M.D.; JOSEPH I. MARX, M.D.
GIERSON H., MARX J.; TUBERCULOUS MENINGITIS: THE DIAGNOSTIC AND PROGNOSTIC SIGNIFICANCE OF SPINAL FLUID SUGAR AND CHLORIDE(0). Ann Intern Med. 1955;42:902-908. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-42-4-902
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1955;42(4):902-908.
It is generally agreed that the typical spinal fluid in tuberculous meningitis reflects an elevated pressure, a moderate pleocytosis, an increased protein content and a decline in the sugar and chloride values. The first three of these abnormalities are nonspecific, as, in varying degrees, they will occur with equal facility in a multitude of central nervous system diseases. Hence the greater reliance placed on the concurrent depression of the spinal fluid sugar and/or chloride. It has been the policy of the Los Angeles County General Hospital Tuberculosis Service to measure both the spinal fluid sugar and chloride in every case
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