Electrolyte and glucose concentration in plasma and cerebrospinal fluid measured parallel in pathologic newborn infants.

M. Fekete, T. Decsi, K. Adamovich, M. Szasz

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Cerebrospinal fluid and plasma sodium, potassium, chloride, calcium and glucose concentration were measured parallel in 14 pathological newborn babies of gestational age and birthweight of 36.3 +/- 4.3 wks and 2410 +/- 890 g, respectively, at the age of 37.8 +/- 4.4 wks postconceptionally. Whilst potassium, calcium and glucose level is much lower in the cerebrospinal fluid than in the plasma, similar sodium and higher chloride concentration was found in the cerebrospinal fluid. The significant positive correlation between plasma and cerebrospinal fluid glucose and sodium levels proves the lack of a functioning barrier for these compounds. On the other hand, cerebrospinal potassium level varied within a narrow range, independently of the plasma-concentration and the maturity of the studied babies. Pathophysiological implications of the results are further discussed in short.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)291-297
Number of pages7
JournalActa Paediatrica Hungarica
Volume32
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1992

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Electrolytes
Cerebrospinal Fluid
Newborn Infant
Glucose
Sodium Chloride
Potassium
Calcium
Potassium Chloride
Gestational Age
Sodium

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Electrolyte and glucose concentration in plasma and cerebrospinal fluid measured parallel in pathologic newborn infants. / Fekete, M.; Decsi, T.; Adamovich, K.; Szasz, M.

In: Acta Paediatrica Hungarica, Vol. 32, No. 4, 1992, p. 291-297.

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