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Help please? What is the treatment of inflammation of meninges caused by spinal fluid leakage?

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Dr. Edison McDaniels
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Inflammation of the meninges is generally a result of (and not a cause of) CSF leak.
In fact, some inflammation in the presence of a leak may help seal the leak. Inflammation may also indicate infection however, so you should discuss with your doc. It also depends on the cause of the leak (post-op, spontaneous, post-trauma, etc.). Most leaks seal themselves, but there is a small risk of meningitis

In brief: Tough ??

Inflammation of the meninges is generally a result of (and not a cause of) CSF leak.
In fact, some inflammation in the presence of a leak may help seal the leak. Inflammation may also indicate infection however, so you should discuss with your doc. It also depends on the cause of the leak (post-op, spontaneous, post-trauma, etc.). Most leaks seal themselves, but there is a small risk of meningitis
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