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Cerebrospinal fluid concentration of fibronectin in meningitis.
  1. D Torre,
  2. C Zeroli,
  3. M Issi,
  4. G P Fiori,
  5. G Ferraro,
  6. F Speranza
  1. Division of Infectious Diseases, Regional Hospital, Varese, Italy.

    Abstract

    Fibronectin concentrations in the cerebrospinal fluid were assessed in 20 patients with acute meningitis using a turbidimetric immunoassay. A significant increase in fibronectin concentrations was observed in patients with bacterial meningitis; decreased concentrations were observed in patients with viral meningitis. The determination of fibronectin concentration in patients with bacterial meningitis may represent a useful marker in differentiating bacterial from viral meningitis.

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