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Post lumbar puncture discitis and vertebral collapse.
  1. H. S. Bhatoe,
  2. H. S. Gill,
  3. N. Kumar,
  4. S. Biswas
  1. Department of Neurosurgery, Command Hospital (SC), Maharashtra, India.


    Discitis and vertebral collapse are rare but serious complications of lumbar puncture. Clinical profile, management and course of post lumbar puncture discitis in five patients is presented. Such a complication should be kept in mind whenever any invasive procedure is carried out on the spine.

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