CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · IJNS 2019; 08(02): 099-102
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1695665
Original Article
Neurological Surgeons' Society of India

Role of Serum Lactate Dehydrogenase in Isolated Head Injury

Mohit Bhardwaj
1  Department of Surgery, Pt. B. D. Sharma PGIMS, Rohtak, Haryana, India
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Bhavinder Arora
1  Department of Surgery, Pt. B. D. Sharma PGIMS, Rohtak, Haryana, India
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Publication History

received 14 September 2018

accepted after revision 24 October 2018

Publication Date:
20 September 2019 (online)

  

Abstract

In recent years, some encouraging reports have appeared on assessing the degree of brain damage by estimating serum and cerebrospinal fluid enzymes such as lactate dehydrogenase (LDH). In our study, we included 100 patients with isolated head injury arriving at trauma center, PGIMS Rohtak within 24 hours of injury, studied levels of serum LDH on days 1, 3, and 7 of injury, and concluded that levels have diagnostic as well as prognostic significance.