Lumbar puncture: Potential pitfall in in-111 labeled leukocyte scintigraphy Article Comment uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Insurance, Physician Services
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Referral and Consultation

abstract

  • Leukocytes are a component of the blood pool, and as such, these cells may leave the intravascular compartment during active bleeding, even in the absence of infection. Active bleeding therefore can cause a false-positive labeled leukocyte study. This pitfall was encountered recently in a 57-year-old woman who underwent a traumatic lumbar puncture 3 hours after injection of labeled white cells.

publication date

  • January 1991

Research

keywords

  • Comment

Identity

PubMed ID

  • 1999062

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 58

volume

  • 16

number

  • 1