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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


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What anitibiotics are there to use to lower white blood cell count in spinal fluid?

Need more info: Are we talking about meningitis or one of the numerous other conditions that can cause white cells to be in the spinal fluid? If it is a bacterial infection, then cultures will tell you what antibiotics are appropriate. If it is a viral infection, no antibiotics are needed. ...Read more

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I had a spinal tap done and the red blood cell count in CSF was 2000+ marked as elevated. What does this mean?It should be 0 accordinh to sheat

I had a spinal tap done and the red blood cell count in CSF was 2000+ marked as elevated. What does this mean?It should be 0 accordinh to sheat

Bloody tap or bleed: Since you're able to type this question coherently, I gather that your health didn't suffer after the lumbar puncture, so that would probably rule out a cerebral bleed (hemorrhage) as a cause of the blood cells in CSF. Most likely the RBCs came from a "bloody tap" - trauma to blood vessels of the back from the needle. Normally, no vessels are damaged, but doctors are not perfect! Hope all is well. ...Read more

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Chronic high white blood cell count for 2 years, from 11k to 32k, have had many blood test, IV pic, bone marrow test, spinal tap, all negative?

Chronic high white blood cell count for 2 years, from 11k to 32k, have had many blood test, IV pic, bone marrow test, spinal tap, all negative?

Test: Iif there is other symptom related ( unintentional weight loss, bleeding, abdominal pain etc). - consider to get imaging- ct scans. Also cancer screening- colonoscopy, papsmear, mammogram etc if you smoke- please quit smoking. Also sometimes medication can increase WBC - although usually not more than 15k. What is the WBC differential? ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: CSF white blood cell count?

The number: Of white blood cells in the cerebrospinal fluid. In the healthy situation that number is very low. ...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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My white blood cell count was 6.25... Is this normal or low? Is it okay to take prednisone for poison ivy with this WBC count?

  My white blood cell count was 6.25... Is this normal or low? Is it okay to take prednisone for poison ivy with this WBC count?

You're fine: Normal WBC. I trust lymphocyte and neutrophil counts were fine also. Take the prenisone for the poison ivy only if it's so bad you can't sleep otherwise. We're glad to help. ...Read more

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Is a high white blood cell count hereditary?

Is a high white blood cell count hereditary?

No: A person's white blood cell count depends on how the bone marrow functions. This is not affected by genetics. ...Read more

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What is the cause of high white blood cell count in normal person?

How high?: Normal WBC count is 4-11 thousand and within this range all counts are normal. Bacterial infections are a common cause of high WBC count. Leukemias also have high counts. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/complete-blood-count/my00476. ...Read more

White Blood Cell (Definition)

Body blood cell that responds to inflamation or infection or ...Read more