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Caffeine in the treatment of post lumbar puncture headache

Report by: Martin Duff, Specialist Registrar in Emergency Medicine

Search checked by S Elkhodair, Consultant Emergency Medicine

Institution: St Georges Hospital NHS Trust, UK

Clinical scenario

You performed an LP on a middle aged male patient and you were very pleased with the negative result. Forty-eight hours later the same patient returns with disabling headache associated with nausea …

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