Cerebrospinal Fluid Viscosity: A Novel Diagnostic Measure for Acute Meningitis

YETKİN F. , Kayabas U., Ersoy Y., Bayindir Y., Toplu S. A. , Tek I.

SOUTHERN MEDICAL JOURNAL, cilt.103, ss.892-895, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 103 Konu: 9
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1097/smj.0b013e3181ebe260
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.892-895


Introduction: Early diagnosis of acute meningitis has paramount importance in clinical practice because of mortality and morbidity of the disease. Examination of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) has critical value for the diagnosis of acute meningitis and discrimination of bacterial and aseptic meningitis. It has been previously reported that plasma viscosity can be used as an inflammatory marker. In this study we aimed to evaluate the role of CSF viscosity as a complementary measure for diagnosis of meningitis in suspected patients.