Carroll, W (2002) Lumbar puncture following febrile convulsion. Archives of Diseases in Childhood, 87 (3). pp. 238-240.

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Much of the medicine we practice is enshrined in dogma. The management of children following febrile seizures is no exception. Every 5–10 years, the value and need for various investigations or treatment has been revisited in the medical press. However, despite the commonness of this clinical problem, consensus over management remains elusive. In particular, the need for lumbar puncture following a febrile seizure in infancy continues to be debated despite many attempts to assess its value. This article examines current guidelines, practice, and the available evidence of the value (and potential risks) of lumbar puncture following a febrile convulsion.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright 2002 Archives of Disease in Childhood
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Institute for Science and Technology in Medicine
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2017 14:06
Last Modified: 29 Jul 2019 13:23

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