What are the relative contraindications for lumbar puncture (LP)?

Updated: Aug 02, 2018
  • Author: Gil Z Shlamovitz, MD, FACEP; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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Answer

Relative contraindications for lumbar puncture include the following:

  • Increased intracranial pressure (ICP)

  • Coagulopathy

  • Brain abscess


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