Do Not Do Recommendation

 
Do not use cranial computed tomography (CT) to decide whether it is safe to perform a lumbar puncture. CT is unreliable for identifying raised intracranial pressure.

Do Not Do Recommendation Details

Recommendation:
Do not use cranial computed tomography (CT) to decide whether it is safe to perform a lumbar puncture. CT is unreliable for identifying raised intracranial pressure.
Interventions:
cranial computed tomography (CT)

Source guidance details

Guidance:
Bacterial meningitis and meningococcal septicaemia (CG102)
Published date:
June 2010
Paragraph number:
1.3.27
Page number:
21

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