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dc.contributor.authorFarideh Shiva
dc.contributor.authorNariman Mosaffa
dc.contributor.authorRonak Khabbaz
dc.contributor.authorMojgan Padyab
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-18T09:13:48Z
dc.date.available2017-09-18T09:13:48Z
dc.date.issued2006-08-01
dc.identifier.urihttp://dsp.sbmu.ac.ir/xmlui/handle/123456789/57728
dc.description.abstractObjective: To identify the criteria for performing a spinal tap in neonates with suspected sepsis and compare the findings in infants under and over the age of 72 hours. Study Design: Analytical. Place and Duration: Neonatal Ward of Taleghani Medical Centre, Shaheed Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Evin, Tehran. Study period was of one year, from March 2003 to February 2004. Patients and Methods: All newborns subjected to a lumbar puncture during the first 24 hours of admission were enrolled in the study. Results of cerebrospinal fluid analysis were scrutinized. Results: There were 380 neonates in the study. Majority i.e. 248 infants were aged < 72 hours. Meningitis was diagnosed in 22 cases, (5.8%). There was no significant difference in the incidence of meningitis between neonates under and over 72 hours of age, (6.9% vs. 3.8%, p-value > 0.5). Comparison of risk factors, clinical manifestations, and routine laboratory investigations revealed no significant difference in babies with or without meningitis. Conclusion: The findings of this series do not support a selective approach for performing a lumbar puncture in a possibly septic newborn. A lumbar puncture is recommended in all neonates with suspected sepsis regardless of age, risk factors, or specific neurological manifestations.
dc.sourceJournal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan
dc.subjectLumbar puncture
dc.subjectMeningitis
dc.subjectNeonate
dc.titleLumbar puncture in neonates under and over 72 hours of age
dc.journal.volume16
dc.journal.issue8
dc.journal.pages525-528
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dc.contributor.citation6505929375|60018934|Farideh Shiva
dc.contributor.citation55986176200|60018934|Nariman Mosaffa
dc.contributor.citation49761661700|60018934|Ronak Khabbaz
dc.contributor.citation23470194800|60018934|Mojgan Padyab
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