Volume 22, Issue 3 (Fall 1998)                   Research in Medicine 1998, 22(3): 47-54 | Back to browse issues page

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Amid M H. A Spinal Fluid Scoring System for Differentiation of Bacterial and Viral Meningitis. Research in Medicine. 1998; 22 (3) :47-54
URL: http://pejouhesh.sbmu.ac.ir/article-1-2241-en.html
Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
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To develop such a system, a retrospective study was performed on patients with meningitis admitted at three major pediatric hospitals during a ten-year period. In this study, important cerebrospinal fluid ( CSF) indices were measured and compared in cases of bacterial and viral meningitis. Glucose, protein and white blood cells (WBCs) were analyzed in 609 patients with meningitis and scores were determined for differential diagnosis of bacterial and viral cases. These scores were 100 percent compatible with the final diagnosis given for the patients.
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Interdisciplinary (Educational Management, Educational research, Statistics, Medical education
Received: 2020/02/18 | Accepted: 2020/02/18 | Published: 2020/02/18

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