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Caffeine in the prophylaxis of post lumbar puncture headache

Report by: S. Elkhodair, Consultant Emergency Medicine

Search checked by: Martin Duff, Specialist Registrar in Emergency Medicine

Institution: St Georges Hospital NHS Trust, London, UK

Clinical scenario

You are preparing to perform a lumbar puncture to exclude subarachnoid haemorrhage. The patient is concerned that he might develop a worse …

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