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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

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


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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 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 more

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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.

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.

Middle ear: The symptom you describe sounds like an issue with fluid in your middle ear, and is unlikely to be related to your prior lumbar puncture. You may want to get a doctor to examine your ear. ...Read more

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53 yr-old woman developed disabling neurological pains and paresthesias this past year after an LP, felt to be acrachnoiditis plus had nasal CSF.....?

53 yr-old woman developed disabling neurological pains and paresthesias this past year after an LP, felt to be acrachnoiditis plus had nasal CSF.....?

Not knowing from: Where you're contacting Health Tap, it wouldn't be practical to give you a referral, if that is indeed what you want. Whoever performed the nasal patch may be better able to guide you to appropriate specialists. Generally, university settings have specialists whose main focus is more narrow than those in community hospital systems. Best wishes! ...Read more

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50 year-old woman, still has high cortisol levels, despite a pituitary hypophysectomy last year that resulted from evaluation of her high BP.....?

50 year-old woman, still has high cortisol levels, despite a pituitary hypophysectomy last year that resulted from evaluation of her high BP.....?

Cushings: Cushings is a complicated problem. You have had excellent care, but it does appear that the hypophysectomy was not totally successful. Consult your endocrinoligist. You will need repeat ACTH levels and another suppression test to decide on further possible therapy ...Read more

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What disease does a CSF test show?

What disease does a CSF test show?

Variety: Most commonly used to check for meningitis or encephalitis infections, or any kind. Helpful in checking brain pressure in Pseudotumor Cerebri, but also useful in confirming inflammatory activity in Multiple Sclerosis. ...Read more

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How much CSF does a person make a day?

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

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

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

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What test are done on CSF sample? Which ones you in the direction

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

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What does effacement of ventral CSF mean?

Imaging study: This is often noted when there is suspicion of a herniated nucleus pulposis as a cause of low back problems. Something is in the space that should be occupied by the cerebrospinal fluid. ...Read more

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What is mild effacement of the ventral CSF space?

CSF: It depends on the clinical situation. What is the background information for gettig the mri? ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: CSF culture?

What is the definition or description of: CSF culture?

Meningitis: In order to uncover the culprit in a case of meningitis, spinal fluid is obtained, and an attempt to grow the organism in the lab follows (culture). ...Read more

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Could you provide some information on dealing with CSF leakage?

See below: CSF leak may occur after a spinal tap. Rarely there can be a spontaneous CSF leak. It is usually associated with severe headache. See this site for more info.

http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001068.htm ...Read more

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What can a LP high protein CSF level of 46 mean?

What can a LP high protein CSF level of 46 mean?

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

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Pl tell me homeopathic medicine for CSF rhinorrhoea?

Csf: If you have CSF rhinorrhea you should see a neurosurgeon or specializzed ENT asap. No homeopathic medicine helps this. ...Read more

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What does effacement of csf at craniojuntion mean for someone with chiari 1?

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

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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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What does CSF is completely effaced at C5-C6 mean?

What does CSF is completely effaced at C5-C6 mean?

Read on!: There are 7 cervical vertebrae It means that the disc between C5 and C6 has pressed on the space that has the CSF in it (SUBARACHNOID SPACE) By itself it does not mean much One has to take the symptoms and signs into consideration ...Read more

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Is ejaculation safe with a CSF leak?

Csf leak: In the setting of CSF leak, you want to avoid anything that can increase the intracranial pressure like coughing, sneezing, and ejaculation. ...Read more

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Are a high level of lymphocytes in CSF seen in ms?

CSF results: CSF analysis in patients with MS may have abnormal production of antibodies, but classically have no cells in the analysis. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: CSF protein?

What is the definition or description of: CSF protein?

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 more

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Does CSF leak cause nausea?

It can.: A CSF can cause nausea. The most common symptom is severe positional headaches. ...Read more

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Can a menigitis from CSF leak contagious?

Can a menigitis from CSF leak contagious?

No: A CSF leak would allow for the entrance of bacteria to the cerebral spinal fluid. It is not contagious. ...Read more

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With CSF otorrhea what are my treatment options?

With CSF otorrhea what are my treatment options?

Neurosurgery: See a neurosurgeon there is a high risk of meningitis if the diagnosis is correct. ...Read more

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Is a CSF leak dangerous after a concussion will it go away?

Dangerous: Any leak of CSF after a trauma to the head (which I assume you are implying by concussion) can be dangerous as this represents a significant disruption of the protective barrier surrounding the brain. This can allow bacteria in and cause a life threatening infection (meningitis). If you believe you have a CSF leak you should seek immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a meningitis from CSF leak contagious?

No: If a patient has meningitis from a CSF leak the organisms involved are skin organisms found on all of us. Non-infectious. ...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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What are the differences in the CSF of viral and bacterial meningitis?

What are the differences in the CSF of viral and bacterial meningitis?

Numbers/pattern: In any meningitis you expect to see white blood cells. With viral they are relatively few and mostly lymphocytes. With bacterial you see lots, to the point the usually watery clear CSF can look like milk, and the WBC's are mostly polymorphonuclear cells. Bacteria eat the glucose so the value is low, viruses do not so it stays normal. With bacterial you can see them with stains, virus, not. ...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


Csf (Definition)

Cerebrospinal fluid is the clear colorless fluid produced in the choroid plexus in the brain, and acts as a cushion or a buffer for the ...Read more