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Hello doctors , i wanted to ask about signs and semptoms of CSF rhinorrea and how can you know if its a CSF or allergic rhinorrea?
Glucose: Easiest test is to check the fluid running from the nose for glucose, which your doctor can do. CSF contains glucose and mucous does not. CSF also tends to be very clear, and would be less likely to be associated with itching in the nose, sneezing, and itchy, watery eyes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In a meningitis case, would it be appropriate to administer abx intathecally? Since this would assure that abx are in CSF even with dextramethazone?
No: Iv will get drugs to the infection and introducing it intrathecally could cause more irritation to the meninges. ...Read more
Does shunttap yielding only .5cc CSF rule out partial occlusion? Meaning shunttap if partial occlusion was present would likely be dry yielding nocsf?
No: The yield of a small volume of CSF does not rule out partial shunt obstruction. ...Read more
Via choroid plexus: CSF generated in ventricles via choriod plexus and procudes about 3cc/minutes . Its a clear transparent fluid. It circulates around the brain and spinal cord provinding necessary nutritients. It is reabsorbs via arachnoid villi. It is constantly being produced and reabsorbs. Hope this helps. ...Read more
About 1/2 liter: The average adult makes about 500 ml (1/2 of a liter or 1/4 of a 2 liter bottle) of cerebrospinal fluid a day. The total volume at any given time is about 150 ml. This volume turns over several times (3 to 4 times) in a 24 hour period. Hope that this helps. ...Read more
Your doctor would be: the best person to address this. We might be able to share some insight on the matter. Please submit a clear & specific question about CSF results. Clarify and re-ask. ...Read more
Talk to doctor: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. If the doctor who ordered the test is not able to interpret it, it would be useful to talk to the pathologist of the lab that did the tests. ...Read more
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. ...Read more