What can be done to minimize the risk of infections 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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Adherence to sterile technique, including gloves, gowns, hair covers, and face masks, as well as thorough skin cleansing and disinfecting, should minimize this risk.


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