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Difficult question: Glycine is an Amino Acid that is the product of normal protein metabolism. Rare cases of inborn errors of metabolism result in a defect in metabolism of certain Amino Acids including glycine. A very rare disorder is non-ketotic hyperglycinemia where the glycine in the CSF is many times normal. The range of normal varies with ingestion of protein and depending on the form of laboratory assay. ...Read more
Drip in throat hasn't seem to go away had it since I hit my head not knocked out fever comes and goes its been 8 days nothing works g nausea CSF leak?
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
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