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My dad has been diagnosed for "Encephalitis". Doctors are not clearly able to find root casuse. All tests (EEG, MRI, Blood Test etc) came clear. Lumber punture test revealed high protein in spinal fluid, Hence doctors are speculating case of "Encephalitis
Incomplete question.: Your question is incomplete and we don't know what information you are looking for. I am sorry your dad is sick! ...Read more
How does a doctor determine whether a patient has more than 20% myeloblasts: is it done by examining spinal fluid or can a blood test easily det
Where?: This is of course the leukemia / myelodysplasia workup. Most often the burning question is whether there's 20% or more in the marrow. If they're in the blood, we already know. Percentage in spinal fluid -- you need spinal fluid. I'm glad you're interested in your workup and I trust you'll have a productive discussion with your physician. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would an IgG blood test for toxoplasmosis be useful for diagnosing spinal toxoplasmosis, or would spinal fluid from lumbar puncture be needed?
Your blood that's used for the blood patch go away after your spinal fluid regenerates itself? Is there long time risks? (Clots)...ect?
Inadvertently/Experimentally if like all the Pathogens known were injected into the spine. Are they detectable in blood or just spinal fluid?% please
Fantasy question: Homework, right? There's an anatomical barrier that prevents the microbes that produce meningitis (which is what you're talking about, I think) from getting into the blood (sepsis). The meningococcus seems to cross this barrier with ease. Most others don't (for example, a person may have CSF dripping with cryptococcus but none in the blood). ...Read more
How many and what: kind of white cells? Up to five normal lymphocytes per cubic mm is okay, anything more demands investigation. ...Read more
Had an epidural blood patch, does spinal fluid recover itself?, What happens with the blood that got injected in my dura? Does it all go bac to normal
Blood patch outcome: The CSF replaces itself about every 8 hours. The blood of the blood patch forms a clot near any hole in the dura, otherwise it is reabsorbed and recycled. ...Read more
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