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Doctor insights on: High Protein Level In Cerebral Spinal Fluid Lupus

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Protein (Definition)

Proteins are large molecules made up of a smaller class of molecules called amino acids. Proteins play an enormous role in the function of our bodies including enzymes, messengers, replicating dna, ...Read more


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What does this mean:cerebral spinal fluid analysis: glucose 3.3 mmol/l, chlorides 92.3 mmol/l, protein 0.66 g/l, cytosis 208 (10^6)/l lymphocytes90%?

What does this mean:cerebral spinal fluid analysis: glucose 3.3 mmol/l, chlorides 92.3 mmol/l, protein 0.66 g/l, cytosis 208 (10^6)/l  lymphocytes90%?

Consistent with...: ...Meningitis; glucose in CSF should be at or above 2/3 of blood glucose, and 90% lymphocytes differential is suggestive of, but not diagnostic for, viral meningitis. Until cultures come back (2-3 days) must be treated as bacterial. ...Read more

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I wanted to know is cerebral spinal fluid life threatening?

I wanted to know is cerebral spinal fluid life threatening?

Not sure what ? Is: CSF (cerebrospinal fluid) is made continuously by brain. CSF is made on top of the brain and drains down to spinal canal. Hydrocephalus occurs if there is a blockage with the ventricles (fluid filled spaces) in brain becoming larger. Often surgery is needed to treat this condition which occurs in premies who have bleed into their brains or in elderly with NPH (Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus). ...Read more

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What would be the cerebral spinal fluid test result for brain metastatic cancer.what value indicates its brain cancer in CSF test?

What would be the cerebral spinal fluid test result for brain metastatic cancer.what value indicates its brain cancer in CSF test?

Not the best test: CSF examination may contain malignant cells in the presence of metastatic cancer, but normal CSF does not rule out metastases to the brain. Imaging studies are more likely to be helpful. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a spinal tap last week read that my CSF total protien is 66 is suppose to be 45 and my album level is 37 suppose to be 25 ?

Spinal tap results: It's very important to interpret the results of a spinal tap or any other test for that matter in the clinical context of the patient. It sounds like the protein level in your CSF is slightly high - but I wonder if there was any blood contaminating the sample that could account for that. If you were having neurological symptoms, then I would hope a diagnosis could be reached to explain everything. ...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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What does having an elevated CSF protein level mean?

What does having an elevated CSF protein level mean?

CSF protein: Any inflammation or infection can do this to some degree and the protein tends to increase with age and in diabetics. ...Read more

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What does having an elevated CSF protein level of 87 mean?

What does having an elevated CSF protein level of 87 mean?

CSF protein: An elevated CSF protein cannot be taken out of context without knowing the cell count and glucose. Overall, the CSF protein does increase somewhat with age and in diabetics. ...Read more

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The elevated protein level in CSF show GBS or polio ?

The elevated protein level in CSF show GBS or polio ?

Need more info: Unless you are in Pakistan or Afghanistan, the kid does not have polio. How much protein was there? What was the cell count? What symptoms does the child have? All these things need to be sorted out by examining the child and it would be prudent to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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If my lymphocytes are elevated and monocytes are decreased in my CSF Hematology results from a spinal tap should I be concerned? The tap was to rule out MS, what else could cause the increase and decrease in these levels?

Nonspecific: Increased lymphocytes in spinal fluid can be seen in many disorders including viral infections and MS. If MS is the primary concern, tthere are more specific tests and relatively precise imaging studies that can be done ...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