International Medical Journal, Vol. 17., Iss. 4, 2011, P. 97−99.
Ammonium and Creactive protein content in cerebrospinal fluid of patients with bacterial and viral meningitides
Kharkiv Medical Academy of Post−graduate Education, Kharkiv, Ukraine
Increase of ammonium and C−reactive protein amount in the cerebrospinal fluid of the patients with acute bacterial and viral meningitides, more pronounced at bacterial meningitides, was revealed. Determining of ammonium and C−reactive protein in the cerebrospinal fluid is promising for early differential diagnosis of bacterial and viral meningitides.
Key words: ammonium, C−reactive protein, cerebrospinal fluid, acute meningitis, bacterial meningitis, viral meningitis.