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Fat-laden macrophages in cerebrospinal fluid as an indication of brain damage in children
  1. D. C. Chester,
  2. J. L. Emery,
  3. S. R. Penny
  1. Department of Pathology, Children's Hospital, Sheffield

    Abstract

    A study of the incidence of fat-laden cells (compound granular corpuscles) in the cerebrospinal fluid in infants indicating that a high level of these cells (over 40% of cells) is invariably associated with a bad prognosis and lower levels of these cells can give a useful indication of brain damage in children with meningitis and ventriculitis.

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