What is the role of lumbar puncture in the workup of gonorrhea?

Updated: Jun 15, 2021
  • Author: Shahab Qureshi, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Pranatharthi Haran Chandrasekar, MBBS, MD  more...
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Perform lumbar puncture and joint aspiration, if indicated by clinical findings. Rarely would CSF fluid yield positive results in cases of meningitis secondary to gonorrhea.


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