Pampoentjie-meningitis : broom-82 partisietoets en serebrospinale vog glukose

Wassermann, H. P. ; Van Heerden, P. D. R. (1977-11)

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A case of mumps meninigitis is reported where a low cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) glucose level, a positive bromine-82 partition test and the fact that the patient's sister had recently had tuberculous meningitis complicated the diagnosis. Mumps meningitis may be associated with low CSF glucose levels. Patients with viral meningitis usually have normal CSF glucose levels, and, during a recent study, false-positive results of 82Br partition tests were not found. Mumps meningitis, however, proves to be an important exception.

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