Evaluation of creatine kinase activity in Cerebrospinal fluid of normalindividuals and patients with meningitis


The present study is conducted to evaluate creatine kinas, glucose level, and protein concentration
activity, in CSF of patients with meningitis in comparison with their levels in healthy persons during
the period from the first of February to the last of Augest 2005. The aim of the study is to provide
further information about the relationship between meningitis and creatine kinase activity. In addition
glucose and protein CSF concentration had also been evaluated in both groups.
Twenty eight samples of CSF were collected; 10 samples represented the control group whose range
between (1-13) years and 18 samples were represented the patients with meningitis group whose
range between (1-10) years. Creatine kinase activity appeared significantly higher in patients with
meningitis in comparison with normal individuals. It is also found that CSF protein is higher and CSF
glucose is lower in infected than in the control group.