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July 1979

Normal Laboratory Values of CSF During Pregnancy

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Neurology, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, and Veterans Administration Medical Center, Albuquerque.

Arch Neurol. 1979;36(7):443. doi:10.1001/archneur.1979.00500430073013

• Cerebrospinal fluid samples from 44 pregnant women undergoing spinal anesthesia for delivery were studied to determine whether an abdomen distended with a full-term fetus could alter the dynamics of lumbar CSF. The mean CSF values for opening pressure, CSF cell count, and protein concentration were all normal.