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Evaluation of direct gas-liquid chromatography of CSF in rapid diagnosis of acute bacterial meningitis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8486406     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A comparison of culture and lactic acid level from 50 patients suffering from bacterial meningitis and 25 controls was done to evaluate the role of direct GLC analysis of CSF for early diagnosis of bacterial meningitis. The study revealed that the CSF lactic acid level was higher in 48 out of 50 cases. Only in 30 patients the causative agent of the disease could be established by conventional techniques. Quantitative estimation of lactic acid was found to be useful.
B R Mirdha; K Murugesan; R A Bhujwala; U Gupta
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Indian journal of medical research     Volume:  97     ISSN:  0971-5916     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J. Med. Res.     Publication Date:  1993 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-06-09     Completed Date:  1993-06-09     Revised Date:  2013-04-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0374701     Medline TA:  Indian J Med Res     Country:  INDIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  32-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Microbiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Chromatography, Gas*
Evaluation Studies as Topic
Lactates / cerebrospinal fluid*
Lactic Acid
Meningitis, Bacterial / diagnosis*
Prospective Studies
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Lactates; 50-21-5/Lactic Acid

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