Do Not Do Recommendation

 
Do not perform a repeat lumbar puncture in neonates who are receiving the antibiotic treatment appropriate to the causative organism and are making a good clinical recovery and/or before stopping antibiotic therapy if they are clinically well.

Do Not Do Recommendation Details

Recommendation:
Do not perform a repeat lumbar puncture in neonates who are receiving the antibiotic treatment appropriate to the causative organism and are making a good clinical recovery and/or before stopping antibiotic therapy if they are clinically well.
Interventions:
repeat lumbar puncture

Source guidance details

Guidance:
Bacterial meningitis and meningococcal septicaemia (CG102)
Published date:
June 2010
Paragraph number:
1.3.26
Page number:
21

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