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Csf Glucose Low (Overview)

CSF (cerebrospinal fluid or spinal fluid) glucose low is a test result meaning the amount of glucose (the sugar used by cells in the body) in the spinal fluid is lower than normal. Low CSF glucose may mean that bacteria may be present and using up the glucose.


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Would there be a reason why doctors would think a case of meningitis is viral as opposed to bacterial if the csf cell count was 80% neutrophils and his csf glucose was low?

Would there be a reason why doctors would think a case of meningitis is viral as opposed to bacterial if the csf cell count was 80% neutrophils and his csf glucose was low?

Meningitis diagnosis: Medical diagnosis of any condition, including meningitis, rarely depends on any one lab test but also overall clinical presentation, symptoms, exam findings, etc. Viral meningitis often has mostly neutrophils in CSF early on, becoming mononuclear cells in a few days. It would be unusual to have very low CSF glucose in viral meningitis, but slightly low often is OK. Discuss w/ patient's doctor (s). ...Read more

Csf Glucose Low (Overview)

CSF (cerebrospinal fluid or spinal fluid) glucose low is a test result meaning the amount of glucose (the sugar used by cells in the body) in the spinal fluid is lower than normal. Low CSF glucose may mean that bacteria may be present and using up the glucose.


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What causes low csf glucose, high csf monocytes?

What causes low csf glucose, high csf monocytes?

TB: This is not a suitable topic for this forum, as a proper diagnosis would require a whole lot additional information. TB meningitis can produce this picture. See this site for more info.
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/PMC3335590/ ...Read more

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Why would a family member need a CSF glucose measurement?

Diagnose meningitis: Spinal fluid glucose is low if there is bacterial meningitis, but may be elevated in presence of diabetes, hypothyroidism, brain tumors, bleeding, guillain-barre, cidp, spinal cord compression. Your doc should be able to explain more fully the rationale for a spinal tap. ...Read more

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Clear CSF, protein and glucose within normal range, could they still find anything wrong?

Clear CSF, protein and glucose within normal range, could they still find anything wrong?

CSF: Many things can be checked in the csf. This will vary on the reason why the test is ordered in the first place. Oligoclonal bands and immunoglobulin synthesis rate may be checked in ms; viral and fungal cultures, lyme's titers for suspected infections; cell count, cytology and flow cytometry useful in many other disorders. Also, clear refers to transparency, color should be colorless. ...Read more

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What condition most closely relates to these CSF results? Clear appearance, lymphocytes: 2 cells/μl, protein: 100 mg/dl, glucose: 30 mg/dl.

What condition most closely relates to these CSF results? Clear appearance, lymphocytes: 2 cells/μl, protein: 100 mg/dl, glucose: 30 mg/dl.

Need more data: I would like to know your serum glucose at the time of the LP (csf glucose about 2/3 serum) and serum protein (csf 1/200 conc. Of serum). If normal then picture is increased protein, hypoglycorrhachia, and no cells. Without knowing the clinical presentation the diff includes- early bacterial meningitis, viral meningitis- herpes, sah, and tb. Please see your neurologist immediately and take care. ...Read more

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Igg synthesis (csf +serum) 20.1, IgG index 1.86, albumin CSF 11.8, IgG CSF 6.4, IgG 1080, albumin 3.7, protein 34 and glucose 54 what do they mean?

Igg synthesis (csf +serum) 20.1, IgG index 1.86, albumin CSF 11.8, IgG CSF 6.4, IgG 1080, albumin 3.7, protein 34 and glucose 54 what do they mean?

Lab Values: These are results from CSF (cerebral spinal fluid) tests that identify values that tell your physician whether you have normal or abnormal levels of Immune Globulin (igg), whether the ratio compared to your blood is correct; adequate protein (albumin) and sugar in the csf. All of these help to diagnose what type of problem may be occurring in your body and nervous system especially. ...Read more

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LP Done. Monocytes 1%, Serum IgG 587/mg/DL, Albumin 4100ml, IGG Index 1.1mg, WBC 23/mm3, RBC 1/mm3, CSF IGG 3.6 mg/DL, Lymphocytoid 97%, protein, neutrophils, glucose, CSF albumin all norm. Any ideas?

LP Done. Monocytes 1%, Serum IgG 587/mg/DL, Albumin 4100ml, IGG Index 1.1mg, WBC 23/mm3, RBC 1/mm3, CSF IGG 3.6 mg/DL, Lymphocytoid 97%, protein, neutrophils, glucose, CSF albumin all norm. Any ideas?

CSF Results: If I am reading the results correctly, there appears to be a mononuclear pleocytosis with normal protein, glucose and essentially normal immune response. The fluid analysis cn be seen in many disorders including viral meningitis. Need additional information. ...Read more

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What causes low levels of lactate in the blood and in csf?

What causes low levels of lactate in the blood and in csf?

Ignore it: Reference ranges are there to include most but not all healthy people. If your physician is not concerned, I would not be either. ...Read more

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Adnorm. Blood & cfs results: high: CSF protein-47, high cfs albumin-30.9; low total protein-5.7, low gamma globulin-.5, low IgG quantitative -621 worry?

Adnorm. Blood & cfs results: high: CSF protein-47, high cfs albumin-30.9; low total protein-5.7, low gamma globulin-.5, low IgG quantitative -621 worry?

CSF: Some experts consider CSF protein levels to be normal if the value is equal to or below your age in years. I don't think in your case there is a reason to worry. Other CSF components are important as well. Check with your physician to see if there is any reasons to worry. Hope you feel well soon. ...Read more

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What could it mean if I have low platelets, low inr, high RBC csf? Not on warfarin but I am on Topamax, (topiramate) Prpanolol, Maxalt, and Omeporazole.

What could it mean if I have low platelets, low inr, high RBC csf? Not on warfarin but I am on Topamax, (topiramate) Prpanolol, Maxalt, and Omeporazole.

Talk to your doctor,: Partial information on your blood tests as well as about medical problems cannot be answered. But healthy life style with regular exercise and balanced diet is always helpful ...Read more

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I have constant pelvic and left leg tingling. Low vitamin d and b12, high fettrin levels and slightly high csf. Mri's neg, blood ok. Thoughts?

I have constant pelvic and left leg tingling. Low vitamin d and b12, high fettrin levels and slightly high csf. Mri's neg, blood ok. Thoughts?

Sciatica plus?: You have described different complaints plus test results, some confused: what is "high csf"? Was the MRI a spine study? Pelvic pain and leg pain sound like a spine problem. See a neurologist who specializes in nerve and muscle disease. Ask about nerve conduction tests. ...Read more

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What to do if I had CSF results and have some questions?

What to do if I had CSF results and have some questions?

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

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