Cerebrospinal fluid lactic acid estimation was done in 45 children, 15 each of TBM, pyogenic meningitis and encephalitis. The level was significantly higher in pyogenic meningitis (71.64±39.20 mg%) cent) as compared to the values observed in TBM (36.42±2.92 mg%, encephalitis (19.50±5.50 mg%) and controls (10.65±3.52 mg%). In cases of TBM, the level was significantly higher than in cases of encephalitis and controls. However, a considerable overlap was observed in C.S.F. lactic acid levels in various types of meningitides - limiting its diagnostic value.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1981|