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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 would cause the protein to be a little high in spinal fluid?

What would cause the protein to be a little high in spinal fluid?

CSF protein: The adult range of cerebrospinal (CSF) protein is 18 to 58 mg per dl (0.18 to 0.58 g per l). Elevated levels can indicate multiple possibilities: infections, intracranial hemorrhages, multiple sclerosis, guillain barré syndrome, malignancies, some endocrine abnormalities, certain medication use, and a variety of inflammatory conditions. Please ask your doctor about results in your own case. ...Read more

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What does it mean if there is protein in my spinal fluid?

What does it mean if there is protein in my spinal fluid?

CSF protein: The adult range of cerebrospinal (CSF) protein is 18 to 58 mg per dl (0.18 to 0.58 g per l). Elevated levels can indicate multiple possibilities: infections, intracranial hemorrhages, multiple sclerosis, guillain barré syndrome, malignancies, some endocrine abnormalities, certain medication use, and a variety of inflammatory conditions. Please ask your doctor about results in your own case. ...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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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 does high bands in blood tests and spinal fluid mean?

What does high bands in blood tests and spinal fluid mean?

Possible infection: Bands are immature forms of neutrophils and are produced by bone marrow in higher numbers most frequently as a response to infection. Remember this is just one isolated point of information and needs to be correlated with the overall clinical scenario. ...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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What causes high pressure in spinal fluid?

Common causes: Straining or valsalva maneuver during lumbar puncture, very high blood pressure, presence of tumors or hemorrhages, pseudotumor cerebri, hydrocephalus, venous thrombosis, brain abscess, encephalitis, swelling of brain due to edema of stroke, etc. ...Read more

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Many years ago I had spinal taps to relieve high spinal fluid pressure. My symptoms are back. Is there a less painful way to treat this today?

Pseudotumor cerebri?: Ask a neurosurgeon. There are procedures such as making tiny windows in the sheath around the optic nerve that may help greatly. ...Read more

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Please explain what it means if the spinal tap I had was unable to get enough CSF fluid?

Please explain what it means if the spinal tap I had was unable to get enough CSF fluid?

A couple things...: This could mean that you were significantly dehydrated at the time or possibly the person doing the LP may not have had a good angle to provide good CSF flow from the needle. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have 1093 cancer cells found in your spinal fluid?

What does it mean when you have 1093 cancer cells found in your spinal fluid?

Correlate: There's nothing magic about a particular number. Some people with cancer involving the brain and spinal cord surface do not shed the cancer cells into the CSF. Your pathologist can determine where the cells probably came from and guide the clinician in treatment. Depending on the type of cancer, it may still be curable or manageable for at least some more good time. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my spinal fluid is not clear but bloody or another color?

What does it mean if my spinal fluid is not clear but bloody or another color?

See answer: Bloody spinal fluid indicates a subarachnoid hemorrhage or a traumatic spinal tap (bleeding caused by the spinal tap needle>) Yellow cerebrospinal fluid (Xanthochromia) is from the breakdown of hemoglobin and usually occurs within 12 hours of a subarachnoid bleed. It can persist for 2-4 weeks and its presence indicates that any blood in the CSF is from a hemorrhage and not a traumatic tap. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your spinal fluid is not clear but dark bloody or another color?

Follow-up: If your CSF looks cloudy it may mean there is an infection or a buildup of white blood cells. If it appears bloody or red there may be bleeding or spinal cord obstruction. If the color is brown, yellow, or orange it could be a sign of increased CSF protein or previous bleeding. This should be followed up carefully. ...Read more

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What does it mean if a fetus has too much spinal fluid in the second trimester?

Spinal or Amniotic?: An increase in amniotic fluid could indicate some fetal anomalies. An increase in fetal "spinal" fluid is usually associated with meningomyelocoeles (a "radar dome" on the fetus' back.). ...Read more

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What does it mean if there are white blood cells in my spinal fluid?

What does it mean if there are white blood cells in my spinal fluid?

How many and what: Kind of white cells? Up to five normal lymphocytes per cubic mm is okay, anything more demands investigation. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what it mean when a newborn has blood around the brain and blood in the spinal fluid?

Can you tell me what it mean when a newborn has blood around the brain and blood in the spinal fluid?

Circumstance depends: Most common reason for blood in spinal fluid is from the vessels running beneath the spinal canal. These are frequently damaged during the tap, but nothing is wrong with these babies. Blood can also be present from an infection such as herpes, or premature babies can have bleeding in the brain, which can be transferred into the spinal fluid. ...Read more

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Elevated lymphocytes and decreased monocytes in spinal fluid, MS ruled out, what else can cause this? Can it be a type of Cancer?

Elevated lymphocytes and decreased monocytes in spinal fluid, MS ruled out, what else can cause this? Can it be a type of Cancer?

CSF cell count: Many conditions cause changes in white blood cell count in the CSF. Normally, these are infections, especially viral infections. There are some conditions that are related to the immune system and certain cancers can cause this. Cancer normally causes a very high cell count number, however. If your cell count is low, it is not likely this is cancer. ...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