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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Csf Leucocyte Differential Not Monocytes (Overview)

CSF (cerebrospinal fluid or spinal fluid) PCR (polymerase chain reaction) lymphocytic virus is a lab test to look for fragments of lymphocytic virus in the CSF. A positive test result suggests infection with lymphocytic virus.


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Cbc showed elevated WBC level of 16.7k/ul and CSF cell count with diff. Showed lymphocytes @86 and monocytes @14. history of arachnoid cyst what is it?

Cbc showed elevated WBC level of 16.7k/ul and CSF cell count with diff. Showed lymphocytes @86 and monocytes @14. history of arachnoid cyst what is it?

CSF Analysis: With the information provided, i cannot state with certainty what's wrong. The is a mononuclear pleocytosis in the csf, but i don't know the other information in the csf, cell count (#of WBC and cbc) as well as glucose and protein. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Csf Leucocyte Differential Not Monocytes (Overview)

CSF (cerebrospinal fluid or spinal fluid) PCR (polymerase chain reaction) lymphocytic virus is a lab test to look for fragments of lymphocytic virus in the CSF. A positive test result suggests infection with lymphocytic virus.


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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 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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Just curious but what does rare WBC in a gram stain final CSF mean?

Just curious but what does rare WBC in a gram stain final CSF mean?

Generally Good: Rare is good and likely not enough to do a cell count. It should also be negative for bacteria. Review with your doctor. A culture should also be available in 2-3 days. All the best. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Does wbc/white blood cell count have a different term on the LP/csf report? (I only see lymph, neut, mono, total nucleated cells) is wbc one of those?

Does wbc/white blood cell count have a different term on the LP/csf report? (I only see lymph, neut, mono, total nucleated cells) is wbc one of those?

WBC differential: Leukocyte count or total nucleated cells is WBC count and lymphocytes, monocytes, neutrophills are the different types of the white blood cells ...Read more

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In 2010, had dengue with encephalitis.The only abnormality in CSF was WBC 20c/mm3 with 100% lymp.Need to retest now or does the CNS infection heal?

In 2010, had dengue with encephalitis.The only abnormality in CSF was WBC 20c/mm3 with 100% lymp.Need to retest now or does the CNS infection heal?

No need to test: No one really knows what causes the CNS symptoms / signs in dengue. But no lab work will be as helpful as simply asking, "how do you feel?" i would urge you to stop troubling yourself and get on with your life, glad for your recovery. ...Read more

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Unrelenting ha, neck pain/stiffness, afebrile, photo sensitive, normal CSF on lp, normal head ct, WBC 15.9 3/29 now normal. history C6 disc bulge, htn. Dx?

Unrelenting ha, neck pain/stiffness, afebrile, photo sensitive, normal CSF on lp, normal head ct, WBC 15.9 3/29 now normal. history C6 disc bulge, htn. Dx?

Daily headache: Chronic daily headache. Not uncommon. Neurologists have a great deal of experience with headaches like this and there are many headache experts within the field. Based on your info seems like we should get on with treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Warren Foster
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Csf White Blood Cell Analysis (Definition)

When spinal fluid is obtained, several tests are ordered. The white cell count can be associated with potential inflammation, and is elevated in meningitis of any etiology, but also increased with cancers, multiple sclerosis, lyme disease, intracranial parasites, asceptic meningitis, rarely ...Read more


Cerebrospinal Fluid (Definition)

The fluid that bathes the brain and spinal cord provides an exchange pathway and balancing system for brain and spinal cord metabolism, besides a cushioning system for routine impacts of our ...Read more