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

Zetterberg, Henrik; Tullhög, Kristian; Hansson, Oskar LU ; Minthon, Lennart LU ; Londos, Elisabet LU and Blennow, Kaj (2010) In European Neurology 63(6). p.326-330
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... (More)
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. Copyright (C) 2010 S. Karger AG, Basel (Less)
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Alzheimer's disease, Headache, Lumbar puncture
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European Neurology
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63
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6
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326 - 330
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Karger
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1421-9913
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10.1159/000311703
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English
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  author       = {Zetterberg, Henrik and Tullhög, Kristian and Hansson, Oskar and Minthon, Lennart and Londos, Elisabet and Blennow, Kaj},
  issn         = {1421-9913},
  keyword      = {Alzheimer's disease,Headache,Lumbar puncture},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {6},
  pages        = {326--330},
  publisher    = {Karger},
  series       = {European Neurology},
  title        = {Low Incidence of Post-Lumbar Puncture Headache in 1,089 Consecutive Memory Clinic Patients},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000311703},
  volume       = {63},
  year         = {2010},
}