What are possible complications of a contaminated spinal needle during a 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

Cellulitis, skin abscesses, epidural abscesses, spinal abscesses, or diskitis can result from a contaminated spinal needle.


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