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The role of lumbar puncture in meningococcal disease
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    Lumbar puncture should not be performed in meningococcal disease
    Dear Editor:

    I was dismayed to see your publication of the letter by Dr Sam regarding the role of lumbar puncture in meningococcal disease.[1] While fully understanding the need to get as much information as possible, the benefits of isolating the causative organism need to be weighed against the risk of causing clinical deterioration in a patient who may have cardiovascular compromise, and or, raised intracranial pressu...

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