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Vol. 63, No. 6, 2010
Issue release date: July 2010
Section title: Original Paper
Eur Neurol 2010;63:326–330
(DOI:10.1159/000311703)

Low Incidence of Post-Lumbar Puncture Headache in 1,089 Consecutive Memory Clinic Patients

Zetterberg H. · Tullhög K. · Hansson O. · Minthon L. · Londos E. · Blennow K.
aInstitute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Department of Psychiatry and Neurochemistry, The Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Mölndal, and bClinical Memory Research Unit, Department of Clinical Sciences Malmö, Lund University, Lund, Sweden

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Abstract of Original Paper

Received: 10/8/2009
Accepted: 3/31/2010
Published online: 6/3/2010

Number of Print Pages: 5
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 2

ISSN: 0014-3022 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9913 (Online)

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Abstract

Aim: To examine the incidence of post-lumbar puncture headache (PLPH) in patients admitted for cognitive disturbances. Methods: The incidence of PLPH and other general (subdural hematoma, meningitis, encephalitis) or local (local pain, spinal hematoma, local infection) complications was evaluated in 1,089 consecutive patients (aged 23–89 years) who underwent lumbar puncture as a part of the routine diagnostic evaluation between February 2001 and March 2007 at a specialized memory clinic. Results: 28 (2.6%) of the patients reported PLPH of mild severity. No other local or general complications occurred. Conclusions: The incidence of PLPH in patients with cognitive disturbances is low and CSF analyses can thus be part of the diagnostic work-up at memory clinics.


Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Original Paper

Received: 10/8/2009
Accepted: 3/31/2010
Published online: 6/3/2010

Number of Print Pages: 5
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 2

ISSN: 0014-3022 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9913 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/ENE


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