Comparison of total white blood cell count and total protein content of lumbar and cisternal cerebrospinal fluid of healthy dogs.

C. S. Bailey, Robert Higgins

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Abstract

Lumbar and cisternal CSF from 31 healthy dogs were analyzed and compared statistically. The mean total protein of the lumbar CSF samples was 28.68 mg/dl; the mean total protein of cisternal CSF was 13.97 mg/dl. The mean total WBC count of lumbar CSF was 0.55 cells/microliter; the mean WBC count of cisternal CSF was 1.45 cells/microliter. Statistical analysis indicated that the protein and WBC differences between the 2 types of CSF were significant (P = less than 0.001 and P = less than 0.01, respectively).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1162-1165
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Veterinary Research
Volume46
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 1985
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)

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