CSF is a fluid circulating in the brain and the spinal cord. It acts like a shock absorbing mechanism. CSF test is done to diagnose various neurological disease like brain fever, meningitis and others. It is drained by a simple procedure called lumbar puncture. They look at various parameters in the CSF for definitive diagnosis.
Hi, My brother is having a severe headache, nausea, unable to walk since last 1 month and double vision . Dr did MRIs, CT scan everything looks normal. Then he did lumber puncture to do the CSF test. In CSF analysis, protein and glucose level are high. CSF analysis is for 3 mls suger - 46 protein - 273 Color - Straw ADA-MTB test result - 6.7 Mycobacterium tuberculosis - Not detected. Fungal culture & Stain Fungal Stain - No fungal elements detected. Fungal Culture - Preliminary - Negative Fungal Culture - final - still waiting. Can anybody suggest me what disease he is having?
Just after birth our baby had a head circumference of 35.5 cm. At 1 mon, his HC had increased to 39.5 cm. An US was ordered and findings were: mild prominence of CSF over the frontal lobes consistent with benign macro crania. Is this benign i.e. nothing to worry about, or is this a problem?
I m a Csf leak patient from left nasal. Doctors did endoscopy by my left nasal but after three month again Csf start from same left nasal. After doctor did open surgery . For 8 months Csf stop but now again Csf is waking from same place please guide me
yes thank you. My husband a 43 y.o. male has been hospitalized a second time noe within the last 3 months. the first time they DX him with guillian barre syndrome. they treated with IVIG for 5 consecutive days and then he remained in hospital a total of 9 days until he could walk and then was discharged. this time, s/s started the same as before. N/T in bilateral feet that migrated quickly up to knees and then tohips and then to elbows and wrists. Then intense burning ache in the joints that followed the same progression. MRI show lesions in the brain, none in spinal cord or brain stem. Lumbar puncture showed only elevated proteins (67). they checked for lymes, encephalitis, meningitis.ets... The first time in Novenmber he last all pheripheral reflexes. This time they sre dull only at this point. I am concerned that they are missing something. My husband states the pain is 9/10, and the only meds that help are Neurontin and toradol. Narcotocs and muscle relaxers do not help at all. We questioned CIDP, MS, transverse myelitis, and they have no answers. They havedone another MRI of brain and brain stem/ neck area. We do not know the results yet, and they are questioning whether or not to do another lumbar puncture... I have requested west nile test and tey just ignore me...I have been an RN for 24 years as well.
Am querying current line of thinking by several consultants. Admitted to hospital May 2011; lumbar puncture showed elevated CSF protein of 1088 mg/L with 228 white cells, 95% lymphocytes. The working diagnosis was viral meningitis, and I was discharged after 2 days aciclovir. Negative for herpes simplex virus 1 and 2. Developed infection in leg early October 2011, followed by painful groin, then ulcers either side of scrotum - non painful, and diagnosed as shingles. Mid October 2011, following tinitus, buzzing , hearing different frequencies, then vertigo, admitted for 2 weeks in ID ward...CSF showed 614 white cells with 90% lymphocytosis. CSF protein raised at 1335 mg/L. Tested for everything under the sun, incl. HIV, syphillis, Lyme disease, Cat scratch fever (leg infection thought to have been through an insect bite). All negative, incl. ANA. Chest x-ray, MRI scan of brain and whole spine also negative. Admitted again 26th December 2011, aciclovir for seven days, now back home feeling well, if a little tired. Current thought is Mollarets meningitis, but more recently, rheumatology dept. thinking Behcets syndrome, as I suffer from mouth ulcers. My contention is this; I have sufferd from mouth ulcers since a teenager taking exams at school. If I have a job interview, I will get mouth ulcers after @ 48 hours. Dentist thinks stress induced, as do I. I have no aching joints and no eye irritation, also, just found out that HLAB51 negative. I am a 42 year old British male and caucasian. I can t help feeling there s a square peg being pushed into a round hole here. What about migraine; the tinitus, buzzing and vertigo? Also, I took a non-steroidal (Ibuprofen) prior to the first two episodes. Bickerstaff s encephalitis sounds just as plausible as Behcets...or am I in denial? I would appreciate any advice, even if it s to simply face the music . Thank you for your time.
I have mallorets meningitis, I have struggled with it apparently since I was about 2-3 years old due to varicella and a bad blood infection. About a month ago I had symptoms of meningitis again... Went to ER and was admitted to hospital for a week and a half for antiviral therapy via IV... The day before I was discharged the doctor in charge of my care ordered a picc line to continue IV therapy at home... After 2 additional weeks of antiviral ivs.. Picc line was removed. This was a week and a half ago.. Two days ago I awoke in the middle of the night running a low grade fever and right shoulder and right side of neck was swollen, I developed a cough and now everytime I cough it feels like someone it sticking a hot poker in my right lung and right frontal aspect of my neck, is it possible I ve developed an infection internally?
step daughter just spent the weekend with us. she had been sick since Monday and not taken to doctor. We took her. While she was at the doctor, we found out her boyfriend was in the hospital with viral meningitis. That doctor wasn t concerned because she had no fever. Her symptoms were headache, nausea and back pain. Today, there is a lump that has appeard behind my ear. I have a headache, but I am prone to migraines. My husband just returned home from work and I showed him...he proceeded to show me HIS. That side of my head feels like it is burning. Trying not to overreact, but my son and myself both have compromised immune systems and I just needed to bounce it off somebody
We are wondering if my husband may have had a small stroke. Taken to the er with confusion loss of balance extremely high BP and migraine type headache. His BP meds have been adjusted but now his behavior has shifted. Very aggressive argumentative...
My 19 yr old son is a sailor in the Navy, he is currently on a ship with 5,500 sailors in underway training. He just told me that he's been getting migranes on and off for 12-16 hrs plus has a bald spot that has no hair follicles whatsoever and it...
Had LP done in ER. CSF results read WBC 11 and Lymphs 96 Mono 3 Glucose 85 Protein 35. Are these results reading normal? Would like to understand my result readings for my CSF. Was admitted to the ER for extreme muscle spasms that left me have...