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Abnormalities of cerebrospinal fluid amino-acids in purulent meningitis
  1. R. N. Corston,
  2. E. H. F. McGale,
  3. C. Stonier,
  4. E. C. Hutchinson,
  5. G. M. Aber
  1. Medical Research Unit, Department of Neurology, North Staffordshire Hospital Centre, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
  2. Medical Research Unit, Department of Nephrology, North Staffordshire Hospital Centre, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

    Abstract

    Serial measurements were made of the cerebrospinal fluid and plasma amino-acid concentrations in 12 patients with purulent meningitis. Marked increases in the concentrations of most CSF amino-acids were found, possibly caused by altered transport mechanisms in the inflamed meninges and choroid plexuses.

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