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A 41-year-old female asked:

What would cause wbc in csf to be elevated? infection?

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Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Spinal fluid WBC: Can be from infections or inflammation. Even an ear infection.
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A 41-year-old female asked:

If you had a blood infection, could that cause wbc in csf to be elevated?

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
Infectious Disease 24 years experience
Meningitis: More than 5 WBCs in the CSF by definition is meningitis. Sometimes you can have BOTH blood infection and meningitis (blood being a route that the coverings around the brain become infected). Hopefully your doctor has the organism in the 'Petri' dish, so you can get the best treatment knowing the weaknesses of the germ. I recommend an ID specialist to be involved in a case that sounds serious.
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Last updated Oct 17, 2020

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