Letters Subarachnoid haemorrhage

Cases may have been missed

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c7406 (Published 30 December 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c7406
  1. Jonathan Lamb, doctor1
  1. 1East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, UK
  1. lambjn{at}googlemail.com

Perry and colleagues state that missing a subarachnoid haemorrhage in an otherwise alert patient could lead to catastrophic morbidity or death.1 However, in their study around 626 eligible patients did not receive either computed tomography or lumbar puncture to …

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