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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Several: Fever, headache, photophobia, phonophobia, nausea and vomiting, stiff neck, alterations in sensorium and changes in mentation all may occur, along wit ... Read More
Dr. Larry Armstrong
27 years experience Neurosurgery
Fever, pain: Fever, sweats, chills, nausea and vomiting, neck pain, back pain, headache, delerium, sepsis, confusion, and many others.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Brain & spine infect: Spread & multiplication of pathogenic microbes such as parasites, viruses, fungi or bacteria impacting the brain & spine.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Roth
34 years experience Neurosurgery
Exam, size, location: Brain and spinal infections often contradict the long-standing surgical belief that infections always need to be drained. In both cases, some infectio ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
27 years experience Neurosurgery
Serious: These are the worst places to have infections. Your doctors will be vigilant and aggressive in treating infection in the brain tissue and spinal cord ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
18 years experience Infectious Disease
Clarify please: What is it specifically that is confusing? That would help us focus on the concept that is difficult to understand.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Teal
30 years experience Neurosurgery
Antibiotics/workup: Your daughter needs an evaluation for the source of her infections. She may have a heart infection, skin or sinus tract allowing spinal fluid to leak ... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allison Greco
9 years experience General Practice
Go to ER now: An infection of the area surrounding the brain can cause meningitis- fever, stiff neck, headache, and changes in conciousness. An infection within the ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Not the spinal cord: Lumbar puncture is done below the spinal cord itself, usually between 3rd and 4th or 4th and 5th lumbar vertebrae. Spinal cord ends at about first lum ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shearer
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Below L4: Below l4, where the cord has already divided into the branches of the tail.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfred Parkhill Hand
21 years experience Radiology
Lumbar puncture: A lumbar puncture, or lp, is the best and most sensitive way to diagnose meningitis. Ct scans do not always show evidence of CNS infections.
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