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J Pediatr. 2011 Jul;159(1):158-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2011.02.038. Epub 2011 Apr 14.

Correction of cerebrospinal fluid protein for the presence of red blood cells in children with a traumatic lumbar puncture.

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  • 1Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA.


We sought to determine the relationship between cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) protein and CSF red blood cells in children with traumatic lumbar punctures. For every 1000 cell increase in CSF red blood cells per mm(3), CSF protein increases by 1.1 mg/dL (95% CI, 0.9-1.1 mg/dL).

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