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Gm Csf Allergy In Children
I have noticed my nose dripping water lately, especially when bending over in yoga. It is clear, like tears, around 1/4 tsp. Allergies or csf?
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
Cushingoid face swelling this week. No allergy/infection. Have CSF shunt leak- collect there? Or Afrin (oxymetazoline) strong enough steroid? NSAIDs ineffective. Way to treat?
Cushingoid: Chronic steroid use will cause a Cushing type face. A leaking CSF shunt will lead to a focal swelling under the skin and not around the whole face. Steroid therapy is required when other anti inflammatory medications are not sufficient. Talk to your medical doctor about the best medications for you and ask what are the alternatives. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Every time i bend over, for the past year, and following a lumbar puncture, i hear a loud thump of fluid in one ear. Do I have a CSF leak? It's not sinus or allergy related i've ruled that out.
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
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
Many causes: CSF protein results can be high in many conditions. It is best to interpret the results in the context of all the other results of CSF fluid analysis. Some causes are viral meningitis, demyelinatinfg diseases, diabetes, brain abscess, syphillis, brain tumor, alcoholism, and epilepsy ...Read more
Can't say: specifically without more information or viewing the images, but it is likely referring to mass effect due to the downward displacement of the cerebellar tonsils through the foramen magnum seen in Chiari 1. Normally csf surrounds the cervical cord, the cerebellar tonsils in Chiari occupy this space and "efface" the csf space., so this can create an obstruction to normal csf flow or press on cord. ...Read more
Lab test: Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) protein is a routine test on fluid obtained from a spinal tap, performed under suspicion that disease or infection of the central nervous system may be present. The results are interpreted with other findings for diagnostic purposes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer