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Nurs Stand. 2012 Oct 24-30;27(8):49-56; quiz 58.

Lumbar puncture: diagnosing acute central nervous system infections.

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Institute of Infection and Global Health, University of Liverpool, Liverpool. c.r.matata@liverpool.ac.uk

Abstract

Lumbar puncture has an important role in the diagnosis of acute central nervous system infections. The clinical contraindications to lumbar puncture must be considered before the procedure is carried out, and nurses need to have an understanding of how best to inform, support and reassure patients.

PMID:
23189602
DOI:
10.7748/ns2012.10.27.8.49.c9364
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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