Diagnostic Lumbar Puncture Among Children With Facial Palsy in a Lyme Disease Endemic Area.

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Journal Article

We identified 620 children with peripheral facial palsy of which 211 (34%) had Lyme disease. The 140 children who had a lumbar puncture performed were more likely to be hospitalized (73% LP performed vs 2% no LP) and to receive parenteral antibiotics (62% LP performed vs 6% no LP).

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Paydar-Darian, N; Kimia, AA; Lantos, PM; Fine, AM; Gordon, CD; Gordon, CR; Landschaft, A; Nigrovic, LE

Published Date

  • June 1, 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 6 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 205 - 208

PubMed ID

  • 27422867

Pubmed Central ID

  • 27422867

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2048-7207

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/jpids/piw036

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • England