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Viral Meningitis and WBC levels - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hello
User :   Hi..I would like to ask about viral meningitis..I had it a month ago and my lumbar showed 4.40 white cells at first then it dropped to 1.78 3 weeks ago after taking antibiotics for 10 days and I was discharged from, my lumbar showed 0.70 white cells. My question is is it normal to still have this level of white cells after this time or should they all be gone by now?
Doctor :  
how can i help u?
Doctor :  
whats ur age/sex?
User :   M/26
Doctor :  
normal CSF WBC count 0-8 Leukocytes/cmm
User :   yes but how long does it take to get to that level after meningitis?
Doctor :   Normal CSF has very few WBCs (0-8/cmm).
Doctor :   what is ur wbc count that is how many cells?
User :   70
Doctor :  
it is 70?
User :   yes
Doctor :   are u sure its 70?
User :   í was told the rate is 0.7
User :   which corresponds to 70 cells
Doctor :   Ã?­ ?

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