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A 48-year-old female asked:

what does effacement of ventral csf mean?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Imaging study: This is often noted when there is suspicion of a herniated nucleus pulposis as a cause of low back problems. Something is in the space that should be occupied by the cerebrospinal fluid.

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Why would a patient need a cerebrospinal fluid IgG level?

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Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 47 years experience
CSF IgG: A cerebrospinal fluid igg level is used to diagnose multiple sclerosis.
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What causes spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid leaks?

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Dr. Alan Colitz
Dentistry 46 years experience
See a neurologist: Possibly trauma, tumors or masses but it would be wise to seek out a neurologist or neurosurgeon.
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What test are done on CSF sample? Which ones you in the direction

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Dr. Kathleen Saradarian
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Many: It depends on what the spinal tap is being done for. If it's to see if there is meningitis, than cultures are done as well as analyzing the cells and even rapid bacterial testing kind of like strep testing. If it's for multiple sclerosis or other neurological conditons, than completely different studies are done. If the person is HIV (+) than even different studies are done.
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Pl tell me homeopathic medicine for CSF rhinorrhoea?

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Dr. John Baker
Neurology 14 years experience
Csf: If you have CSF rhinorrhea you should see a neurosurgeon or specializzed ENT asap. No homeopathic medicine helps this.
Marietta, GA
A 32-year-old female asked:

If you are able to only draw a small amount of CSF which is the most important? Microbiology , cell count, or chemistry?

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
It depends upon...: Why the spinal tap is being done.

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