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The Pediatric Forum
July 1999

Post–Lumbar Puncture Headache and Backache in Pediatrics: A Case Series and Demonstration of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Findings

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Copyright 1999 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.1999

Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1999;153(7):770-773. doi:10.1001/archpedi.153.7.770

Lumbar puncture (LP) is one of the most frequently performed procedures in the pediatric emergency department (ED). Although post-LP complications have been described extensively in the adult medical literature, the exact incidence of such complications in pediatrics is unknown but is believed to be rare. In addition, there is little information pertaining to these complications in children.1