Lumbar Puncture in Asymptomatic Patients
October 6, 2012 4:00 PM EDT
At this time, CDC does not recommend performing lumbar puncture in exposed patients who are currently asymptomatic. These patients should be closely monitored for development of symptoms, with a low threshold for performing lumbar puncture should the patient become symptomatic. The clinical investigation of patients associated with this cluster is ongoing, and this recommendation may change as new information becomes available.