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Is lumbar puncture still needed in suspected subarachnoid hemorrhage after a negative head computed tomographic scan?

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  04 March 2015

David Claveau
Affiliation:
McGill Emergency Medicine Residency Program, McGill University, Montreal, QC
Jerrald Dankoff
Affiliation:
Emergency Department, Sir Mortimer B. David Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, QC
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Copyright © Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians 2014

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