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Table 19 Time course of various CSF alterations after SAH

From: S1 guidelines “lumbar puncture and cerebrospinal fluid analysis” (abridged and translated version)

 <  12 h12 h – 3 d>3d
Pleocytosis++++ 
Erythrocytes++++++
Oxy – Hb+++++
Erythrophages+++ 
Bilirubin(+)+++++
Siderophages +++
Ferritin++++++
Bilirubin Crystals (+)++