Hemosiderin-laden macrophages in the cerebrospinal fluid of a neonate after traumatic lumbar puncture PEDIATRIC INFECTIOUS DISEASE JOURNAL Wusthoff, C. J., Abend, N. S., Tennekoon, G. 2008; 27 (1): 83-84


Macrophages in cerebrospinal fluid are described as indicators of pathology. We present findings from the lumbar puncture of a child without neurologic disease. Cerebrospinal fluid obtained after an initial, traumatic lumbar puncture attempt included a high proportion of macrophages, some containing erythrocyte fragments and hemosiderin. This suggests that although macrophages may indicate pathology, they can also accumulate after traumatic lumbar puncture.

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